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The long-awaited Election Day has finally arrived. Here’s where to find your polling location and a look at what to bring with you to the polls. (If you are already registered, you do not need to bring an ID.) And remember, if you’ve not yet registered, D.C. has same-day voter registration.


  • The mayoral candidates are using Election Day to make some last-minute attempts to connect to voters. [Loose Lips]
  • The D.C. Board of Elections has a history of voting-day debacles. How will it do today? [WAMU]
  • Our neighbors in Maryland are having a close gubernatorial election. [Washington Post]
  • Record-setting early voting numbers are raising hopes for a high-turnout election. [Washington Post]


Politics Issue: Still don’t know who to vote for today? Our Politics Issue is online and on stands. There’s information on all the races and ballot issues from the mayor’s race to pot. And we make our endorsements.

Don’t Light Up: The D.C. Cannabis Campaign wants voters to know that if marijuana is legalized at the polls today, it will still be very much illegal to smoke outside in public in celebration.

Fenty Lite?: A trio of mysterious signs appeared throughout the District the weekend before the election. One of them calls Muriel Bowser “Fenty Lite.”

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer  (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mystery campaign signs attack David CataniaMuriel Bowser, and Catania supporter. [LL]
  • Bowser sets up her mayoral transition team. [Post]
  • Catania looks to tie Bowser to Marion Barry. [LL]
  • Bowser says she’ll vote for Courtney Snowden in the at-large race. [Post]
  • Pot backers say they’ll “raise hell” if Initiative 71 doesn’t go into effect. [City Desk]
  • Vince Gray keeps a low profile today. [Twitter]
  • The mayoral campaigns, in word clouds [Post]
  • Slate writer explains why he won’t vote for Catania. [Slate]
  • Gray administration backs Big K development. [Housing Complex]
  • D.C. Health Link goes offline ahead of open enrollment. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • It’s Election Day! Here’s who our editors say you should vote for. [WCP]
  • With ridership stagnant, Metro may need $900 million in local subsidies. [Post]
  • Capitol Hill weighs an expansion to its historic district. [Hill Rag]
  • Vacant Edgewood lot could finally be getting developed. [RIA Insider]
  • Big K decision worsens D.C.’s affordable-housing gap. [CHOTR]
  • Capitol Hill Mexican restaurant plans condo-ization. [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: Dupont 2BR penthouse—-$919,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In Sarah Wildman‘s first book, her grandfather’s letters become a personal Holocaust story. [Arts Desk]
  • A letter to the Post‘s editors: D.C.’s poetry heyday is not over [Post]
  • Photos from the Rocketship’s Halloween cover show, featuring members of Aloners, Maloso, People’s Drug, Priests, Gouge Away, and Sick Fix [BYT]
  • Does Taylor Swift think D.C. is in Maryland? [DCist]
  • What the fashion industry has in common with the Washington football team: cultural appropriation [Post]
  • If you didn’t catch the Foo Fighters at the Black Cat, no worries! They’re playing another super intimate show at RFK Stadium in July. [D.C. Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Virginia distillers urge governor to nix liquor price increase. [WBJ]
  • Komi suffers very minor damage in fire. [Post]
  • Native Foods Cafe‘s second D.C. location opening soon in Penn Quarter. [PoPville]
  • Crumbs Bake Shop quietly reopens in D.C. [Eater]
  • Your guide to November [BYT]
  • Army eyes 3D printed food for soldiers. [NPR]