Frequently Asked Questions for the June 19, 2018 Primary Election
The District of Columbia will hold a Primary Election on June 19, 2018, and a General Election on November 6, 2018.
The following contests will appear on the ballot for the June 19, 2018 Primary Election:
- Delegate to the United States House of Representatives
- Mayor of the District of Columbia
- Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
- At-large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
- Ward Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (Wards 1, 3, 5 & 6)
- Attorney General of the District of Columbia
- United States Senator
- United States Representative
- National and Local Party Committee Members (Held at the Request of the Eligible Parties)
Initiative Measure Number 77 - District of Columbia Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2017:
If enacted, this initiative will gradually increase the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $15 hourly by 2020; gradually increase the minimum wage for tipped employees so that they receive the same minimum wage directly from their employer as other employees by 2026; Beginning in 2021, require minimum wage to increase yearly in proportion to increases in the consumer price index. The minimum wage increases under the initiative will not apply to DC government employees or employees of DC government contractors.
Eligible voters in the June 19, 2018 Primary Election:
All eligible voters may cast ballots in support of or against Initiative Measure Number 77, regardless of party affiliation status.
The contests on the Primary Election ballot (Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, Mayor, Chairman of the Council, At-large Member of the Council, Ward 1,3,5,6 Members of the Council, Attorney General, United States Senator, United States Representative, and National and Local Party Committee Members) are only open to voters who are registered with either the Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood Green, and Libertarian parties. Eligible voters NOT registered in the District of Columbia can register and declare their party affiliation during Early Voting or on Election Day.
Eligible voters in the November 6, 2018 General Election:
All registered voters in the District of Columbia are eligible to vote.
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