Voters helped three state lawmakers from New York City trade their seat at the Capitol for a seat on the New York City Council. Democratic Assemblymembers Mark Gjonaj and Francisco Moya both won their council races Tuesday night.

So did state Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. Meanwhile, state Senator Daniel Squadron’s abrupt resignation this summer creates four vacancies on the legislature.

Government watchdog group Common Cause New York wants those seats filled as soon and inexpensively as possible. The group, Wednesday morning, called on Governor Cuomo to consolidate a special election with the November 7 general contest.

Executive Director Susan Lerner said it would help avoid confusion with a voter base where low turnout is becoming too regular an occurrence.

“The electorate is clearly disenchanted with our antiquated system of elections administration, with only 11% of eligible voters turning out to vote in New York City. We need to remove barriers to voting with early voting, instant runoff voting, and automatic voter registration–an advance the Governor could accomplish administratively without legislative action,” she said.

That could be a problem though, as the three new council members-elect are technically still part of the state legislature through the end of the year. There would only be an election to hold, a government insider pointed out, if the legislators proactively resign their seats.