Absentee balloting in the District continues through Sept. 13, one day before the Democratic primary. The deadline for in-person absentee voting at the Board of Elections and Ethics office, located at 441 4th St., N.W. (at the Old City Council Chamber) is at 7 p.m., Sept. 13. All early-voting sites will be closed on Sunday.

Otherwise, voting begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, NW
Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave., NW
Hine Junior High School, 335 8th St., SE
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center , 701 Mississippi Ave., SE
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave., NE

Incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty is in a heated contest with City Council Chairman Vincent Gray for the mayoral post. In recent weeks, Gray has gained a significant edge in the race over his opponent, who petitioned the BOEE to allow independent voters to cast primary ballots. The board voted against the petition. Councilman Kwame Brown is also set to face off with perennial candidate and former councilmember Vincent Orange for the City Council chairmanship.

 

DorothyRowley

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