D.C. GOP holding Shabbat-friendly primary


The Republican Party in the District of Columbia has provided Sabbath-observant Jews with options to allow them to vote in Saturday’s Republican presidential primary, according to The Washington Post.

The party has extended polling hours past sunset, until 9 p.m. That will allow Sabbath-observant Jews to travel to the polling station after Shabbat ends.

Republican voting in the District will take place at the Loews Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street NW.

Sabbath-observant Jews are among the voting groups who are able to vote ahead of the primary. Overseas military service members and disabled veterans are also allowed to vote early, via absentee ballot, according to Patrick Mara, executive director of the D.C. Republican Party.


Voters must be registered Republicans.

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