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When Will D.C. Vote For Attorney General? It's Still Unknown

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Candidates for attorney general in D.C. can now pick up the nominating petitions they'll need to get on the ballot. But it's still not clear when the city's first election for the position will be held.

Paul Zukerberg, so far the only candidate for attorney general, has been lobbying the Board of Elections to make the petitions available today. It's the same day candidates for other offices can pick up petitions for the November 4 general election. But it's still unclear whether the vote for attorney general will take place that day, or later on.

District voters approved a referendum calling for the attorney general to be elected rather than appointed by the mayor. But the D.C. Council voted last year to postpone the first election for the office until 2018. Zukerberg sued, and a three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled in his favor, paving the way for an election this year or as soon as practically possible.

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