Some District of Columbia residents are opting to vote in this week’s early election because it’s more convenient than waiting to cast their ballot on Nov. 6.
Early voting began Monday and goes until Saturday, Oct. 27. Ward 2 voters can go to the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square 441 4th St., NW, from 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. this week to cast a ballot.
Ward 2 resident Marlon Smoker, who was walking out of One Judiciary Square on Tuesday afternoon with an “I Voted” sticker on his chest, said he chose to vote this week because he was already going to be at Judiciary Square serving jury duty. Smoker said he voted during his lunch break.
Others have voted this week because they are ready to get the election process moving. Geneva Pondexter said she is ready to see which presidential candidate is in the lead based on early votes.
“I wanted to see the outcome, right now, of which person is leading,” said Pondexter, who said policies on education are the main reason she came out to vote.
According to a tweet from the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics Tuesday night, “Another awesome day of Early Voting. 1074 total ballot cast today. That's a grand total of 2169 for the first two days.”
Early voting ends Saturday at 7 p.m. Click here for a list of polling places.