Post Tagged with: "voting"

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
After the D.C. Democratic Party did not submit Sanders’ name to the D.C. Board of Election, an activist filed a legal motion to keep his name from the ballot.

Sanders Cut From Ballot, D.C. Council Holds Vote

old an emergency vote to determine whether or not to include Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) name on the Democratic Party ballot for D.C.’s June 14 primary after the party submitted the candidate’s registration paperwork one day after the March 16 deadline. In order to be added to the primary ballot,[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Students Reject Live Registration in Referendum

The campus-wide referendum on course registration closed this morning with 83 percent of students voting to “keep pre-registration,” 7 percent voting to “switch to live registration” and 9 percent of votes indicating “no preference.” Thirty-three percent of students participated in the referendum, which was attached to the election ballot for[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Registration Referendum

This year’s Georgetown University Student Association executive presidential and vice presidential election, to be held Feb. 18, will also include a referendum on changes to the course registration system, as the university considers switching from a preregistration to a live registration model. Students should make their voices heard by voting[Read More…]

ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA

DC Statehood

As students from across the country and globe flood the streets of Washington, D.C. in anticipation of a new academic year at one of the District’s numerous colleges and universities, they may be unaware that their West Georgetown neighbors, D.C. Public Schools elementary school tutees in Ward 7 and many[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Georgetown Absent at ANC Election

To the Editor: We in D.C.’s Ward 2 have a shameful record about turnout at midterm elections. In the Nov. 4 election, only 30.5 percent of our registered voters showed up at the polls, lower than the city-wide average of 32.5 percent. That was a sharp drop-off from the 61.1[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: NATASHA THOMSON/THE HOYA
Muriel Bowser

Bowser Wins DC Mayoral Election

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) won the race for D.C. mayor Tuesday, defeating opponents David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) and Carol Schwartz, both running as independents. Bowser earned 55 percent of the vote, with 80,303 votes. Catania, a councilmember-at-large, came in second, earning 36 percent of the vote[Read More…]

by November 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Michelle Xu

Invest in the District With Your Vote

Washington, D.C., is suffering. In sociology we talk a lot about symbols; when the District sent out an upside down flag on the cover of the 2014 D.C. Voters’ Guide, it was a perfect example of a symbol. What a telling mistake to make; D.C. is, indeed, in distress. Many[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Breaking the Voting Bubble

It’s not difficult to understand why local politics might never cross the mind of the average Georgetown student. Although college students are an inherently transient population, temporary residence is not justification for political apathy. This November, D.C. voters will elect a new mayor, choose a swath of new councilmembers and[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

In 1970, Sam Smith wrote in the D.C. Gazette that the D.C. Statehood movement was not proceeding at the speed most thought it would. “Instead,” Smith wrote, “we have annual piddling negotiations on the Hill that move the cause ahead with all the haste of a paraplegic turtle climbing the[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

DC Voting, Statehood Debated

Amid talk of D.C. statehood, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder brought increased attention to the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 26. Holder, a D.C. resident, gave the speech a day after announcing his plans to resign and focused[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top