Early Voting Dips in District

October 27, 2010  |  

(Afro) — With time winding down to the Nov. 2 General Election, officials at the District of Columbia’s Board of Elections and Ethics have been encouraging residents to take advantage of the early voting sites that will be open through this weekend. BOEE spokeswoman Alysoun McLaughlin said the agency has been seeing a much lighter turnout than in the primary elections, and that with five early voting sites open until Oct. 30, flocking to the polls now rather than later would make things easier for poll workers come Election Day. “By and large we’ve seen a little bit more than half the number of folks showing up at each one of the early voting sites than during the primary,” McLaughlin said.

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