Tomorrow DC voters go to the polls in a special election to elect an At-Large member of the City Council. The seat became open after Phil Mendelson won a special election in November as Chair of the DC Council (in the wake of Kwame Brown’s resignation). Anita Bonds currently holds the seat as a temporary appointee and is a candidate in Tuesday’s election.
There are no party primaries and all six candidates (seven if you count former Councilmember Michael A. Brown who withdrew from the race but remains on the ballot). Bonds is facing Democrats Matthew Frumin, Elissa Silverman and Paul Zuckerberg; Republican Patrick Mara; and Statehood Green candidate Perry Redd.
Voters will also vote on Referendum 8, which would amend DC’s Home Rule Charter to give the city final authority over its own budget; Congress currently must approve all DC budgets. The Washington Post explains what would happen next with Congress if Resolution 8 passes.
Polling Place Locations
Not sure where to vote on Tuesday, April 23? The DC Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBOEE) website has a polling place locator app on its site. You can put in your address or (if you know it) your precinct number and your voting place will come up.
Same Day Voter Registration
If you are not registered to vote, you can register and vote on Tuesday. Here is what you need to bring to your polling place on Tuesday — if you are not already registered — according to BOEE.
“If otherwise qualified, you may register at your precinct’s polling place on Election Day and cast a special ballot that same day. Valid proof of residence is either a copy of a current and valid government photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.”
Borderstan-Area Precincts with Address
- 4 – West End Public Library, 1101 24th Street NW (Ward 2)
- 13 -Our Lady of the Americas Auditorium, 2200 California Street NW (Ward 2)
- 14 – St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Guild Room, 1772 Church Street NW (Ward 2)
- 15 – Foundry United Methodist Church Community Room Lower Level, 1500 16th Street NW (Ward 2)
- 16 – Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (lower level), 1701 15th Street NW (Ward 2)
- 17 – Metropolitan AME Church Douglas Hall, 1518 M Street NW (Ward 2)
- 18 – Kennedy Recreation Center Gymnasium, 1407 7th Street NW (Ward 6)
- 21 – Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Community Library Large Meeting Room, 1630 7th Street NW (Ward 6)
- 22 – Garnet-Patterson Jr. High School Auditorium, 2001 10th Street NW (Ward 1)
- 23 – Rita Bright Community Center Gymnasium, 2500 14th Street NW (Ward 1)
- 24 – Marie Reed Learning Center Living Room, 2200 Champlain Street NW (Ward 1)
- 25 – Goodwill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1862 Kalorama Road NW (Ward 1)
- 137 – Garrison Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 1200 S Street NW (Ward 1)
- 141 – Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center North Lobby, 2000 14th Street NW (Ward 2)