(CNN) - The date is set.
A special election to fill former Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat will be held on Sept.13, according to a statement released Friday by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Weiner vacated his seat in the 9th Congressional district, which covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn, on June 16 after being caught in a "sexting" scandal that spurred bi-partisan calls for the Democratic congressman's resignation.
But whoever wins the September election may not have the job for long. Due to the state's population loss, the 9th district could be pushed out in a redistricting plan that's set to finalize in 2013.
The governor's announcement comes less than seven weeks after another special election was held in the Empire State. Rep. Kathy Hochul won the 26th Congressional race in a widely-covered election that turned a Republican seat over to the Democrats.
- CNN's Devon Sayers contributed to this report.