DC holds voter registration event with local sports teams

Teddy, one of the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents, was on hand. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

Members of the District’s sports teams turned out to greet residents as they became voters on Tuesday, the last day to register in advance for the election.

Representatives from the Washington Football Team, the Washington Wizards, the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the 2019 WNBA champion Washington Mystics and the 2019 World Series champ Washington Nationals (including the Racing Presidents) were at the Entertainment and Sports Arena to hand out souvenirs to registrants.

Nick Jacobs, a spokesman for the D.C. Board of Elections, said the goal of the event was to remind residents in Ward 7 and 8 to make their voices heard.

“We really wanted to do that to create more opportunities, more convenient opportunities,” he said.

Tuesday is the last day that residents can register early for the Nov. 3 election. If you can’t register, same-day registration is available during early voting (from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2) and on Election Day.

For more information on how to vote in D.C., check out WTOP’s D.C. voter guide.


Melissa Howell

Melissa Howell joined WTOP Radio in March 2018 and is excited to cover stories that matter across D.C., as well as in Maryland and Virginia. 

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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