We’re under 30 days to the mayoral primary this morning, and today marks the last day that you can change your voter registration to vote in that primary. DC operates closed primaries, which means if you’re not registered as a Democrat, you can’t vote in the Democratic primary. As someone who’s never held close ties to a political party, this seems wrong and undemocratic, but it’s the way things work for now, so for the first time in my life, I registered as a Democrat when I updated my voter registration information this spring.
If you’re not registered with the DC Board of Elections & Ethics, you can do so until the close of business today. You need to print, sign and mail the form from their website today in order to have your party change official before the September 14th primary.