Good morning, Borderstanians. The almost-two-year presidential campaign is almost at an end. Vote tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4–and remember to vote in those down-ballot races for D.C. slots. Don’t just vote for president and run out of the polling place. DC polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
City Council Races. For example, remember that there is a hot race for two At-Large D.C. Council seats. The Washington Post has an article today on the race, “Final Push For Council Highlights D.C. Rivalry.”
ANC Races. If you live in ANC 2B-09 (outside Borderstan to the north), your ANC seat is being contested between incumbent Ramon Estrada and challenger Doug Rogers. The Borderstan posting on the race is here: “ANC Races: 2B-09 Hotly Contested.”
Voter Guides and Polling Places
- The Washington Post DC Voter Guide.
- D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics: Election Year 2008.
- Polling Places. All Borderstanians vote at the Fifteenth Presbyterian Church at the northeast corner of 15th and R Streets NW; the entrance is on R Street. If you live outside Borderstan, you can find your polling place here.
Borderstanian Diane Tucker, who is blogging the 2008 presidential campaign, as part of Huffington Post’s “Off the Bus,” series, has a new post, “Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever.”
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Remember, there’s early voting in Ohio so don’t wait,” said Barack Obama, at a rally in Toledo. There was a tinge of urgency in his voice. The candidate was in the Buckeye State this week because the race here is almost a dead heat. A CNN/Time poll puts Obama up by 3; the Ohio Newspaper Poll puts McCain up by 2.
“The race is going one way — then the next day, it goes the other way. Ohio is flopping like a fish,” said Jimmy Georgiades, operations manager at WKTX-AM 830 radio, a local station in Youngstown. Callers to WKTX are upset with both candidates. “We all want change, but to what? Neither candidate will give us an honest answer.”