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The D.C. mayoral primary is Tuesday! Here’s what you need to know.

The D.C. Democratic mayoral primary -- essentially the race that will decide the city's next mayor -- is Tuesday.


D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) smiles during a March 19 news conference at which former mayor and current D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) endorsed Gray for reelection. (Alex Brandon/ AP)

And The Post's great local team has been there every step of the way to cover the race that will decide whether a second term is in the cards for Vincent C. Gray.

Mike DeBonis and Aaron C. Davis set the stage: 

Despite predictions that more District residents would vote early for mayor, the opposite has turned out to be true — a sign of potentially historic low turnout and a reason for new uncertainty in Tuesday’s already fluid Democratic primary.

Just over 14,000 voters cast ballots during a two-week early voting period that ended Saturday evening. Four years ago, more than 22,000 voted before primary day, and the precipitous drop occurred despite several additional early voting locations opening this year.

If you want a side-by-side comparison of where the six candidates stand on the issues, click here for a handy interactive graphic.

And for the latest Washington Post poll -- which shows a neck-and-neck race between Gray and D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser in a statistical tie -- go here.

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