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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Voters in Washington have one more day to register to vote in the April 3 presidential primary.

Monday is the deadline for voters to mail in their voter registration forms or to change their party affiliation.

Only registered members of the Democratic, Republican and Statehood Green parties can vote in the primary for their respective parties.

Three of the four remaining Republican presidential contenders — Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney — are on the ballot in the District of Columbia. Rick Santorum is not on the ballot. D.C. Republican Committee Chairman Bob Kabel has endorsed Romney.

There are roughly 30,000 registered Republicans in the district — or 6.5 percent of registered voters.

Four incumbent D.C. council members also face primary challenges, including Marion Barry. All are Democrats.

Barry recently came under fire for a profanity-laced tirade during a D.C. Council retreat. The outburst forced the District’s governing body to implement a new rule allowing members to be removed from proceedings in the event of future incidents.

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