Early Voting For D.C. Special Election Begins | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Early Voting For D.C. Special Election Begins

Play associated audio
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.
Justin Grimes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notbrucelee/5139407571/
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.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 3, 2015

A play and an exhibit explore luxury, power and how women present themselves and are perceived.

NPR

Chimps Are No Chumps: Give Them An Oven, They'll Learn To Cook

That's what researchers found when they gave chimps a device that appeared to work like an oven. The findings add to the argument that our ancestors began cooking soon after learning to control fire.
NPR

Sen. Menendez's Corruption Trial Hasn't Begun, But Legal Sparring Has

The Justice Department indicted the New Jersey Democrat just two months ago on bribery and conspiracy charges. But lawyers in the case already seem to be getting under each other's skin.
NPR

Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Machines have been taking jobs forever. Computers and software are doing things people were paid to do. They are booking airplane flights. Filing our taxes. And they are getting better all the time.

Leave a Comment

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