Post Tagged with: "voting"

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
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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
Citizen Concerns Delay DC Redistricting

Citizen Concerns Delay DC Redistricting

The D.C. Board of Elections has cancelled proposed changes to realign voting precincts amid worries among local residents that the changes could cause confusion about where to vote in the upcoming April 1 Democratic mayoral primary. The 59-page “2013 Precinct Boundary Efficiency Plan,” released to the public in October 2013,[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Senate Considers Election Reform

The Georgetown University Student Association Senate began discussions about altering the electoral system for senate elections at its weekly meeting Sunday evening. Currently, senators are elected via an instant runoff system through which voters rank candidates by preference, and the candidate with the fewest votes at the end of each[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Turnout Up, Creates Long Lines at Polls

Many students voting in the District of Columbia and northern Virginia last Tuesday encountered long lines and delays at polling places, which in Georgetown were partly because of a surge in student voter turnout. Arianne Kaldewey (SFS ’15) and Kelly Pierce (MSB ’15) both spent almost three hours at the[Read More…]

by November 13, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Student Campaigners Reflect On a Defining Experience

As campaigns draw to a close and millions of voters head to the polls today, many Georgetown students have a reason to be particularly invested in the results. During a time when most students are focused on midterms, Alyssa Peterson (COL ’14) has dedicated 10-15 hours per week volunteering for[Read More…]

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Campus News