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Early Voting For D.C. Special Election Begins

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Early in-person voting is available at One Judiciary Square between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 through Saturday, April 20.
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Early in-person voting is available at One Judiciary Square between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 through Saturday, April 20.

Early voting begins in D.C. today in a special election to fill the open at-large council seat vacated by Phil Mendelson after his election to council chairman, as well as to decide budget autonomy for the District.

Voters will choose between seven candidates in the special election. Interim council member Anita Bonds, a Democrat, is running for the seat. Her challengers are Democrats Matthew Frumin, Elissa Silverman and Paul Zukerberg; Republican Patrick Mara; and Perry Redd with D.C. Statehood Green Party.

The candidates for the at-large seat will be participating in a debate on The Kojo Nnamdi Show at noon today.

Democrat and former councilmember Michael A. Brown has suspended his campaign, citing "personal and family" reasons, but remains on the ballot.

The charter amendment would allow the city government to spend local tax dollars without Congressional approval. It's expected to pass easily, and Congress would have to passa disapproval resolution in order to stop it.

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan said earlier this year that he is concerned that the amendment would bring in the District in conflict with federal law.

Early voting continues through Saturday, April 20 at One Judiciary Square.

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