The District of Columbia will elect an Attorney General in November 2014 for the first time. Even though the law setting up the election says the post is a partisan office, this year the election for that office will be non-partisan. No party names will be shown next to the names of candidates. This is because the District didn’t realize it would be electing this office until June, when the D.C. Appeals Court ruled the election must be held. By then the partisan primaries had already been held.
Three candidates are circulating petitions to be on the ballot for Attorney General. They need 3,000 signatures. The election law doesn’t actually specify how many signatures are needed for this type of election, but the Board decided to apply the independent candidate petition requirement to candidates for this office.