Posts Tagged ‘Board of Elections’

Kishan Putta Keeps His Spot on At-Large Ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections tosses out a challenge to his nominating petitions by rival Brian Hart.

Vote Early, But Not That Early

If you received a phone call or text message saying that early voting locations open on Monday, be wary! The D.C. Board of Elections has discovered texts and robocalls that are putting out inaccurate early voting dates.
DCBOE heard from multiple people about the calls and texts, according to DCBOE spokeswoman Tamara Robinson. The messages claimed that [...]

D.C. Could Vote on Legalizing Pot

Voters could decide in November's general election whether to legalize possession of marijuana for personal consumption in D.C., after elections officials ruled this week that a ballot measure on pot could go forward.
The D.C. Cannabis Campaign had submitted the initiative, which would make possession of less than two ounces of pot legal for people over [...]

Bowser, Orange, Shallal Turn in Combined 13,000 Signatures

The Board of Elections started accepting nominating signatures to get on  primary ballots today, inspiring three candidates for mayor to turn in what amounts to a combined 13,000 signatures.
Vincent Orange turned in what he says are 3,000 signatures, while Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal turned in 2,000. Muriel Bowser handed over 8,000 signatures, meaning she could afford to [...]

Precinct Reshuffle Could Mean Long Walks for Voters

Earlier this month, a representative from the D.C. Board of Elections came to a Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting to explain the BOE’s new voter precinct plan. The reaction came quickly: The commission didn't like it.
“Isn’t this somehow counter-productive as hell to get people to vote?” says 2B06 Commissioner Mike Silverstein.
Silverstein and other commissioners [...]

Jack Evans’ Constituent Fund Under Investigation For Donations

The Office of Campaign Finance is looking into whether mayoral hopeful Jack Evans' constituent service fund took illicitly bundled donations.
What's being described by OCF spokesman Wesley Williams as a "preliminary investigation" was revealed at today's D.C. Board of Elections meeting. "The allegation involves receipt of contributions from three entities that appear to be affiliated with the [...]

Marijuana Activists Withdraw Their Referendum for Now

Facing opposition from the District's attorney general, supporters of a referendum to decriminalize marijuana withdrew their proposed ballot initiative today. But according to Adam Eidinger, one of the referendum's backers, that was all part of the plan.
The initiative includes language offering drug treatment and awareness. That runs afoul of the District's prohibition on referendums appropriating city [...]

Elections Board and Michael Brown Both Weighing What Would Happen if Brown Wins

What if former Councilmember Michael Brown, who abruptly quit the at-large D.C. Council race earlier this month, were to still win the most votes in the April 23 special election? Would Brown be declared the victor, or would the second-highest vote getter win the seat?
Turns out, the Board of Elections doesn't actually know and its [...]

Feds: No “Clean Bill of Health” For Kwame Brown’s 2008 Campaign

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen announced today that he anticipates filing no further criminal charges related to former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's 2008 campaign. But Machen also implied that there was some hinky stuff going on in the campaign and urged the Board of Elections to continue its own investigation. Machen's announcement came [...]

Anti-Corporate Giving Activists Will Sue D.C. Elections Board

The folks who want to ban direct corporate contributions from D.C. political races say they did, in fact, gather the required numbers of signatures to get their initiative on November's ballot and the Board of Elections can't count.
Earlier this month, the BOE ruled that the anti-corporate giving folks, known as D.C. Public Trust, were 1,726 [...]