By Meymo Lyons
Candidates for office in the District have until the close of business today to gather enough signatures to qualify them to be on September's primary election ballot. The Board of Elections and Ethics will not accept the signatures after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Candidates who gather enough signatures will be able to participate in the primary election on September 14.
Petition circulation began on May 14. Other candidates have until July 19 to challenge the validity of the signatures.
The offices that candidates are running for are mayor, delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, chairman of the council, five council positions, and various Board of Education slots.