You have gotten the stacks of candidate postcards which go directly to recycling, fast forwarded through the commercials, gotten bored by the debates and have become indifferent to the election outcomes. So why vote when it seems that your vote does not really matter – especially as a District voter with limited voting rights?
Your vote gives you and your neighborhood a voice. Elected officials know the numbers. When a neighborhood has strong election participation, they pay more attention to it when issues arise that impact the area.
The saying “All politics are local” is true. Your local elected officials decide how much you pay in taxes, manage the school system, make sure that police, fire, EMS and other government functions respond to your needs. Voting is their performance review.
Today, Triangle residents have the chance to elect their new Ward 6 Council Member, two At Large Council Members, a new Mayor and other important elected positions and initiatives. Go to the DC Board of Elections web site (dcboee.org) to review the ballot, confirm your voter registration and find your polling place.
Most Mount Vernon Triangle residents will be voting at Walker Jones Education Campus at 1125 New Jersey Avenue NW.
Are you voting (or have early voted) in the 2014 General Election on Tuesday?
- Yes - I have voted in the 2014 General Election. (100%, 17 Votes)
- No - I am not voting in the 2014 General Election. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 17