VOTE #YESon82!

Vote YES on Initiative 82!

With ballots being mailed to every DC voter, there is no excuse for not being able to cast a ballot this election cycle. Be sure to FLIP YOUR BALLOT OVER and vote YES on Initiative 82 (see above).

Mail-in ballots MUST be postmarked by November 8, 2022 in order for it to be counted. Double check your nearby mailbox pick up time because if you leave it after pick up, it won’t be postmarked until the next day and your vote won’t count.

DC has more ballot drop boxes than some states! You may drop your completed mail-in-ballot in ANY Ballot Drop Box at ANY time beginning Friday, October 14 until 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Remember to sign the outside of the envelope to ensure your vote will be counted.

If you choose to vote in person, you may cast your ballots AT ANY VOTE CENTER regardless of your residential address. Early Vote Centers are open October 31st to November 6th from 8:30am to 7:00pm. Election Day Vote Centers will be open Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day), from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Have questions? Give the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry a call: 202-733-4640!

We Qualified for November’s General Election Ballot!

Screen grab from the DCBOE memo

At the April meeting of the DCBOE, it was declared that the campaign submitted more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. We needed to collect the signatures of 5% of the registered voters District-wide (about 26,204) and signatures from 5% of registered voters in 5 of the 8 Wards. We ended up submitting 27,026 valid signatures and cross the 5% threshold in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Although we turned our petitions in before the February 22 deadline to be on DC’s June 19 primary ballot, an error in counting the signatures pushed Initiative 82 on to the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot.

Here’s some news articles about us qualifying for the ballot: