The President– The Vice President becomes President. According to the federal statute,
the order of succession after the Vice President is: Speaker of the House of Representatives,
President Pro Tempore of the Senate and then heads of executive department in the order
of the creation of each department (beginning with the Secretary of State).
Vice President– The President nominates a Vice President who must be confirmed by a majority vote of both houses of Congress.
Senator– The Governor appoints someone until the next general election in November.
House of Representatives– Depending on the date, vacancies are filled at a special election
or at the next general election in November.
The Governor– The Lieutenant Governor becomes Governor.
Lieutenant Governor– The Governor may appoint someone to fill the vacancy for the remainder
of the term. If the Governor does not fill the vacancy the Majority Leader (President Pro Tempore) of the Senate carries out the duties of the Lieutenant Governor.
New York State Senate and Assembly– Depending on the date, vacancies are filled at a special election or at the next general election in November.
The Mayor– The Public Advocate becomes Mayor and shall call a special election, generally within 60 days to fill the office.
Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President and Council Member– Vacancies are filled by special election or the next general election depending on when the vacancy occurs.