Early Voters Cast Ballots for Midterm Election

(Voters inside Raymond Education Campus voting site Nov. 8.)

By Kalee Blake

Howard University News Service

Tucker Jones, candidate for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B09 Photo: www.tuckerfordc.com

It’s Nov. 8 and election day in Washington, D.C. and voters have already started casting their ballots for midterm elections. This election determines control of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and hundreds of local elections. Millions of people have already casted their votes through absentee ballots. However for in-person voters polls opened at 7 a.m and there was a light turnout at the Raymond Education Campus site in Ward 1.

Outside, candidates were still campaigning as people made their way to the polls including North Carolina native Tucker Jones, who is running for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in Ward One.

“My priorities include safer streets for all users, building more affordable housing to counter rising rent, and ensuring responsiveness from D.C. government agencies,” Jones said. He is vying to represent the Columbia Heights neighborhood, where the dormitories for multiple Howard University students reside.

Jones, as well as many other candidates, continue to fight for neighborhood reform. They’re asking for officials to be held to the promises they make and ensuring that their communities grow to be safer and better.