Tuesday is Election Day in D.C., though much of the voting has already happened

Tuesday is Election Day in D.C., though much of the voting has already happened

The excerpts below were taken from an article published in The Washington Post on June 2, 2020, the day of the Ward 2 Democratic Primary. The full article is available HERE.

“…By Monday afternoon, more than 8,700 voters had also cast ballots in person at the early-voting centers.

To diminish the chance of spreading the virus, the city will open only 20 voting centers Tuesday, rather than the usual polling place at each of the 143 precincts. Voters can go to any of the centers, not just one in their own ward, to vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Although the city still will be under a 7 p.m. curfew imposed by the mayor as protests sparked by the death of George Floyd continue, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said that voting is an excusable reason to be out past curfew.)

Absentee ballots that are postmarked by Tuesday and received within the next seven days will also be counted, meaning there is a chance that some of the council races will be too close to call Tuesday night.

…The most-watched elections of the day include the races in Wards 2 and 4.

In Ward 2, Evans — who declared just 10 days after his resignation that he would campaign to return to the council — is running along with seven other candidates, many of whom have said that his ethical issues should disqualify him from the seat.

Voter Sam Bunch, 28, a hotel events director who is out of work due to the pandemic, read up on all eight candidates. “I haven’t much else better to do, so I did a lot of research,” he said.

He came away very enthusiastic about his chosen candidate, Brooke Pinto.

“She’s a badass lawyer chick that wants to get the job done,” he said. “She’s not insanely liberal. She’s not insanely leftist or rightist.””

The full article is available HERE.

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