The Ward 6 Democrats of Washington, DC
- Foster and encourage political activity, education and awareness in our outreach to Ward 6 residents;
- Constructively work to improve the quality of life of the D.C. residents and the communities in which they live;
- Contribute to the growth and influence of the Democratic Party, to develop leadership, to increase Party responsibility.
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We're excited to announce that the Ward 6 Democrats and the Hill Rag are sponsoring TWO nights of forums with the candidates for DC City Council At-Large. There are a total of 23 candidates, so you have a lot of choices, and we're here to help you distinguish among them. Remember, you get to vote for TWO at-large candidates.
Dates: Monday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 14
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (both nights)
You can submit your questions for the candidates at email@example.com.
First of all, YES, YOU CAN STILL VOTE IN PERSON. But many of us would prefer not to because of the pandemic, and the DC Board of Elections has gone above and beyond to provide options.
Here's a run-down of the situation:
- The Board of Elections is automatically mailing absentee ballots to every registered voter.
- Those ballots have started arriving.
- If you're going to vote by mail, you can send your ballot back through the USPS, no stamp required.
- You can also fill out your mail ballot and put it in one of the BOE's secure drop boxes. All the drop box locations are on the BOE website: https://dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Mail-Ballot-Drop-Sites.
- The last official day to register to vote is October 13 (THAT'S TOMORROW). Get registration information at the BOE website: https://dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Register-to-Vote.
- After October 13, you can still register, but you will have to register and vote in person.
- If your absentee ballot does not arrive il the mail by October 21, you should plan to vote in person.
- Early voting opens October 27. All the early voting locations are on the BOE website: https://earlyvoting.dcboe.org.
- A list of all the election day precincts is also available on the BOE website: https://dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Election-Day-Vote-Centers.
- Due to the pandemic, any voter in DC can vote at any in-person voting location.
- If you decide to use your mailed ballot to vote, whether you send it back via the USPS or put it in a secure drop box, the BOE has a ballot tracker you can register with to be updated about the status of your ballot: https://votedc.ballottrax.net/voter/.
Our CM Charles Allen has also summarized this information on his website at: http://www.charlesallenward6.com/how_to_vote.
Editor's note: I put my own ballot in the Northeast Library secure drop box and registered fro the ballot tracker app on Monday, October 5. I got the notification that my ballot had been received by the BoE on Saturday, October 10.
Our Ward 6 Dems community of 20+ volunteers has written more than 2,000 postcards in support of the campaigns of Rep. Abigail Spanerger and Rep. Elaine Luria in Virginia as well as Senate challenger Theresa Greenfield in Iowa.
But there's more work to do to flip the US Senate blue this November. We have the opportunity to send a strong DC Statehood signal by actively supporting the Democratic candidates who have voiced their public support for making us the 51st state.
One way you can help is to donate to any/all of the following Senate candidates through dedicated "51st State" links.
Jaime Harrison (SC): leans R, currently tied
Theresa Greenfield (IA): toss-up race, currently tied
Steve Bullock (MT): toss-up race
Jon Ossoff (GA): toss-up race
Gary Peters (MI): toss-up race
John Hickenlooper (CO): leans D, but R incumbent gaining
All of the above + Joe Biden (donations split equally)
Let's make sure their Statehood support matters!
We need your help to turn out votes in the District, too. Council member Robert White, the only Democratic At-Large candidate this year, has reached out to the Ward 6 Dems for support.
CM White also needs volunteers to phone bank, share campaign literature with neighbors, or host your own virtual meet & greet. Email Matt LaFortune at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're able to support CM White's campaign in any of those ways.
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