Over 2,500 cast ballots on first day of early voting in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, DC – 2,542 people cast ballots on the first day of early voting in Washington, D.C. Early voting began Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. and last until 7 p.m., as people stood in line outside One Judiciary Square for up to 40 minutes in high winds and cold temperatures.

One Judiciary Square is the only early voting site open in the District until October 28, when early voting sites will open in all eight wards:

– Ward 1: Columbia Heights Community Center; 1480 Girard St, NW

– Ward 2: One Judiciary Square; 441 4th St, NW.

– Ward 3: Chevy Chase Community Center; 5601 Connecticut Ave NW.

– Ward 4: Takoma Community Center; 300 Van Buren St, NW.

– Ward 5: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center; 1100 Michigan Ave, NE.

– Ward 6: King Greenleaf Recreation Center; 201 N St, SW.

– Ward 6: Sherwood Recreation Center; 640 10th St, NE.

– Ward 7: Dorothy I Height-Benning Library; 3935 Benning Rd, NE.

– Ward 8: Malcolm X Elementary School; 1351 Alabama Ave SE.

D.C. Board of Elections Executive Director Alice Miller said some people mistakenly went to some of the other sites, expecting them to be open.

“Some people were not aware, had a little bit of confusion, thought other sites were open.”