Primary day in DC: What to know to vote

Tuesday, June 4, is the last day to vote in the Washington, D.C., primary election. Democrats will cast their ballots for the presidential nominee, and all voters will choose their local and congressional primary nominees.

Republicans already held their presidential primary to comply with party rules. However, there are several candidates running in district races.

Given the district’s strong Democratic tilt — President Joe Biden won the district with 92% of the vote in 2020 — Tuesday’s Democratic primary winners are likely to be elected in November, putting the focus on the Council of the District of Columbia race where there are five contested seats.

Candidates for the district council need the highest number of votes to win rather than a majority of them, so every vote counts today. In Ward
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