Pri­ma­ry day in DC: What to know to vote

Primary day in DC: What to know to vote

Tues­day, June 4, is the last day to vote in the Wash­ing­ton, D.C., pri­ma­ry elec­tion. Democ­rats will cast their bal­lots for the pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee, and all vot­ers will choose their local and con­gres­sion­al pri­ma­ry nom­i­nees.
Repub­li­cans already held their pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry to com­ply with par­ty rules. How­ev­er, there are sev­er­al can­di­dates run­ning in dis­trict races.
Giv­en the district’s strong Demo­c­ra­t­ic tilt — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden won the dis­trict with 92% of the vote in 2020 — Tuesday’s Demo­c­ra­t­ic pri­ma­ry win­ners are like­ly to be elect­ed in Novem­ber, putting the focus on the Coun­cil of the Dis­trict of Colum­bia race where there are five con­test­ed seats.
Can­di­dates for the dis­trict coun­cil need the high­est num­ber of votes to win rather than a major­i­ty of them, so every vote counts today. In Ward 7, there are 10 can­di­dates try­ing to replace retir­ing Coun­cil­man Vin­cent Gray. Gray cit­ed health …