From Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie <[email protected]>
Subject October 30th Ward 5 Report - 3 DAYS AWAY
Date October 30, 2020 12:29 PM
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We are now 3 DAYS AWAY from the last opportunity to cast you ballot in the 2020 general election. This week commenced the beginning of in person early voting in the District and more than 20,000 residents voted on the first day. The early voting center at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center here in Ward 5 had more than 1350 voters on the first day of early voting, the 2nd highest in the city behind the super vote center at Nationals Park. Ward 5 has always been a strong electorate and I know we will continue to show up to the polls in large numbers and have our voices heard.

If you are still finalizing your plans to safely cast your ballot, The DC Board of Elections has opened 34 early in person voting centers across the District that will be available to all residents until November 2nd. On election day there will be 93 vote centers open. All registered voters were mailed a ballot and those ballots can dropped off at any of the 55 drop box locations across the city. To find your nearest drop box or vote center visit DC BOE's website here ([link removed][UNIQID]) .

The Board of Elections is encouraging all residents to utilize drop boxes oppose to mailing in ballots. If you would like to track your ballot, follow the link here ([link removed][UNIQID]) . Same day voter registration is available during in person early voting and on election day. Residents who have questions or concerns can reach out to the Board of Elections by emailing [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) .

In Service,

In this issue of the Ward 5 Report:

* Legislative Update
* Kenyan in the Community
* Small Business Spotlight
* Early Voting
* Halloween Guidance
* Leaf Collection

** Legislative Update
The Racial Equity Achieves Results Act passed 1st reading unanimously during today’s legislative meeting. We are 1 step closer to passing the REACH Act! ([link removed][UNIQID]) #RacialEquityNow ([link removed][0]=AZUAcRIo8ZSQ9xANkfR1VYi0yX6roPgf3fQtUxLn75q6EvTz-1joNI59jdxuy5iuvYryhAzE6pB1_nrJMs95wligX3mceDNjzneRRh3g0v9tMLbPetOlxTTeMwU1a9LFCbWMqLc3uBCL5mDHyV_1FFABaDi2zhgFr-mN0WpWh1VZlppMru_hj959LiCdAs8my-o&__tn__=*NK-R&mc_cid=a6d96e0a76&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) #RacialEquityDC ([link removed][0]=AZUAcRIo8ZSQ9xANkfR1VYi0yX6roPgf3fQtUxLn75q6EvTz-1joNI59jdxuy5iuvYryhAzE6pB1_nrJMs95wligX3mceDNjzneRRh3g0v9tMLbPetOlxTTeMwU1a9LFCbWMqLc3uBCL5mDHyV_1FFABaDi2zhgFr-mN0WpWh1VZlppMru_hj959LiCdAs8my-o&__tn__=*NK-R&mc_cid=a6d96e0a76&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

** Kenyan in the Community
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** Small Business Spotlight
The 3rd Annual DMV Black Restaurant Week features black-owned restaurants, chefs, food & beverage vendors and other small businesses in the DMV. During the week, diners will able to purchase multi-course meals at an exclusive price and/or are encouraged to patronize black-owned restaurants, caterers, chefs and casual, takeout businesses.

To register for this event click here ([link removed][UNIQID]) .

** Early Voting

** Halloween Guidance

** Leaf Collection

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