Statement on the June 21 Primary Election
Ward 8 Democrats President Troy Donte' Prestwood issued the following statement on the results of the June 21 Primary Election:
"On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Ward 8 Democrats, I want to once again congratulate Muriel Bowser on winning the DC Democratic primary for mayor. Bowser won the plurality of votes in our Ward and in six others. If you recall, she also tied for first place in our May 21 straw poll. She moves on to the November 8 General Election, where she is teed up to win a historic third term as mayor.
"There was a noticeable uptick in the number of Ward 8 voters, thanks partly to mail-in ballots, a voting method first advocated by the Ward 8 Democrats more than 20 years ago. So far, data shows we doubled the turnout from the 2018 primary, and some votes are still being counted. You can see all of the latest primary election results here. We want to thank the DC Board of Elections staff and Vote Center volunteers who helped ensure a smooth election.
Read full statement here!
Our next event...
Make plans to join us for our July meeting where we will discuss Ward 8’s transportation priorities. Hear from DC transportation leaders and advocates on how we can improve the way we get around the District. You are invited to bring your concerns, comments, thoughts and ideas to this virtual conversation with the public. We will also discuss the June 21 election results and what it means for Ward 8.
You can register here!
Tuesday, June 21 is Primary
Vote Centers will be open Tuesday, June 21 from 7 am to 8 pm. On the ballot is Mayor, Attorney General, At-Large Council, Council Chair, Delegate to Congress, and Shadow U.S. Representative.
If you didn’t receive a ballot in the mail or need to register to vote, you can still vote in person on Tuesday by visiting a vote center.
For those with mail-in ballots, you can take them to any Vote Center or one of 55 ballot drop box locations throughout the District; we advise using drop boxes instead of mailboxes.
For more information, check out our hashtag #ward8votes across all social or visit our special website at www.ward8dems.com/ward8votes
Below is a list of all Ward 8 election day Vote Centers and drop box locations, however, you can vote at any Vote Center or use any drop box in the District.
Find the closest Vote Center or drop box in the District by clicking here!
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