WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Tests Out Polling Equipment Ahead Of Primary

The D.C. Democratic primary will take place April 3.
Justin Grimes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notbrucelee/5139407571/
The D.C. Democratic primary will take place April 3.

The District's Board of Elections and Ethics is testing the equipment that will be used to count votes in next month's primary.

The primary is scheduled for April 3 and the Board wants to make sure everything is ready before voters head to the polls. A public test of the voting equipment and software used to count votes is planned for this Saturday at the Board's offices near Judiciary Square.

Board personnel also will distribute poll watcher and election observer badges that allow access to early voting centers and to the polls on election day.

Of course, the Republican primaries and caucuses this campaign cycle have been very competitive in the party's presidential nominating contest. That race will be closely watched in the District and in Maryland, which also holds its primary April 3.

NPR

For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
NPR

At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
NPR

Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
NPR

Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.