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Five Things to Know About Election Day in D.C.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are five things to know about Election Day in Washington.

1. D.C. COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

Voters will cast ballots in a special election for the district’s second-highest local office as D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson and Democratic challenger Calvin Gurley seek to replace former Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who resigned amid a bank fraud charge.

2. AT-LARGE COUNCIL SEATS

Voters citywide must choose two at-large members of the 13-member D.C. Council. Voters are choosing from a slate of seven candidates, including two incumbents.

3. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Democratic D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is running for another term as the district’s nonvoting delegate to Congress against Libertarian Bruce Majors and Natale Lino Stracuzzi of the Statehood Green Party.

4. WARD 8 RACE

Former four-term mayor Marion Barry, 76, is running for his third consecutive term to represent majority-black Ward 8 on the D.C. Council against independent Jauhar Abraham.

5. PRESIDENTIAL RACE

President Barack Obama carried the nation’s capital with an unusually high 92 percent of the vote in 2008 in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 11 to 1 and the Democratic candidate has received at least 75 percent of the vote since the district was granted three electoral votes in 1964.

View the 2012 Voting Guide to find out where you should go to vote, polling hours and a look at the issues on the ballot.

All-News 99.1 WNEW will have comprehensive live coverage of the election results tonight on-air and online at CBSDC.com.

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