Early voting in the DC primary continues through Saturday, June 11th. If you are registered, you can vote at any of the early voting centers in the District. Ward 3’s is located at Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Only registered voters can vote in this election, and you can register and vote at any of the early voting locations.
If you are a registered Democrat, of which 76 percent of registered DC voters are, you get to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee. There are three contenders, “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. For Delegate to the House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton is the only name on the ballot.
On the local level we have an important At-Large Council race. Running against incumbent Vincent Orange, chair of the Economic Development Committee, are Robert White and David Garber. The Washington Post has endorsed Orange, while Council member Mary Cheh, Jews United for Justice, DC Latino Caucus, the Current and Greater Greater Washington endorsed White. The last name on the ballot, for United States Representative (Shadow Representative), is Franklin Garcia.
If you are registered Republican in Ward 3, Carolina Celnick is running in the At-Large race, Bob Kael for National Committeeman, Jill Horman for National Committeewoman, and Robert Hyman for Ward 3 Chairperson of the DC Republican Committee. For the DC Statehood and Green Party, Natalie (Lino) Stracuzzi is running for Delegate to the US House of Representatives.
And there is always the option of writing in a candidate of your choice for each race on your ballot.
If you want to vote on the primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 14th, you can find your polling location using pollingplaces.democrats.org.
And if you hurry, you don’t have to go anywhere to cast your ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is today. You need no excuse. Simply apply here.