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So far, 129 readers have used our rating tool to rate the responses of candidates to our election questionnaire over 2,800 times. That's amazing — thank you! Can you get us to 4,000?

We sent a questionnaire to all candidates for any party’s primary in elections across our region, and 197 candidates responded. There are 45 races where we have two or more questionnaire responses, from Arlington county board to 18 state legislative races in Maryland to DC council chairman and much more.

The more ratings we have from more people, the more statistically valid the results will be. So can you rate five responses, or fifty? (Or beat the all-time record of 254?)

The survey will stay open through the weekend, and then we will get cracking on some analysis. After that, the Elections Committee will look at the results, the candidate responses themselves, and maybe talk to candidates to determine endorsements. We'll publish some conclusions we see from the data as well. Thank you!

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.