WaPo: An Influx of New Voters

Anne Marimow of the Washingtonpost delves into the topic of increased voter registration in the District (graphic) and how the participation of new voters may impact the upcoming Mayoral Election. Voter registration has risen by over 47,000 democrats since the 2006  election due to both new resident influx and residents inspired to vote for Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Marimow’s article highlights our neighborhood as our voting precinct (#143) is new and did not exist during the last mayoral race.

Will you vote in the September Mayoral Election?

  • Yes (82%, 64 Votes)
  • Undecided (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Not Registered to Vote (5%, 4 Votes)
  • No (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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Historically the mayoral race has been determined by roughly 100,000 registered Democrats (out of a 600,000 population) voting in the Mayoral primary.

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    washingtonydc says

    The Sunday WaPo was practically the Mt Vernon Triangle edition–not just this story, but an article in the Style section on activist artists began with a description of Busboys and Poets on 5th and K and the restaurant review in the magazine was of Kushi.