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But how many residents are actually registered to vote in races for Ward 7, Ward 8, at-large councilmember, and president of the United States? According to the D.C. Board of Elections, 438,373 (almost 65 percent) of the District’s more than 670,000 inhabitants were registered to vote as of Jan. 31 this year. Of registered voters, three in four identified as Democrat, one in eight as belonging to no party, and just six percent as Republican.
The results, published in the D.C. Register, confirm the District’s known voting tendencies as blue across all wards. Wards 3 and 6 had the biggest absolute tallies of registered Republicans. Wards 6 and 5 had the largest total tallies of registered Democrats, while Wards 7 and 8, which largely lie east of the Anacostia River, had the biggest shares of Democratic voters, at 85 and 83 percent. Wards 2 and 3, meanwhile, had the largest proportions of registered Republicans, at 12.6 and 12.4 percent.
You can dig into the ward-based registered-voter data here.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery; h/t Helder Gil; screenshot via D.C. Register