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DC special election to be held Tuesday

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A special election will be held in the District on Tuesday.

Voters will be asked to decide two issues. The first will be to pick a new At-Large member of the D.C. Council. The seat was left open when Phil Mendelson was recently elected Council Chairman.

Residents will also be asked to vote on a referendum that could give the mayor and D.C. Council more control over how it spends local tax dollars. It could do away with congressional oversight of the budget.

All polling location will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

For more information about candidates and polling locations, go to http://dcboee.us.

District of Columbia elections officials say nearly 2,900 people voted early for Tuesday's special election.

The D.C. Board of Elections says 2,894 people voted in person during the early-voting period, which ended Saturday. Of those, 2,424 were Democrats, 255 were third-party or unaffiliated voters and 215 were Republicans.

In addition, the board says 3,135 absentee ballots had been returned through Friday. Of those, 1,802 were Democrats, 1,147 were Republicans and the final 184 were third-party or unaffiliated voters.

The field for the council seat includes four Democrats, one Republican and a D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate.

Information from The Associated Press used in this report.

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