Now’s your chance to fill the at-large DC Council seat vacated when Phil Mendelson was elected chairman. Please tell us about your experience voting today — when you voted, how long it took, any problems at the polling place, and whether any other voters were there.
Turnout at these special elections is never very high, unfortunately. The Washington Post says only about 10 percent of eligible voters are expected to cast a ballot, and that means your vote counts all the more. A candidate could win with as few as 15,000 votes.
Undecided? There’s still time to research the candidates, and LetsChooseDC.com is a good place to start.
Also on the ballot: Prop. 8, which take control of DC’s budget from Congress, and give it to the district. Daniel Solomon urges us to vote “Yes on 8.”