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