D.C. Special Election 2013: About 2,900 vote early

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia elections officials say nearly 2,900 people voted early for Tuesday's special election.

Voters will elect someone to fill an open at-large seat on the D.C. Council and decide a proposed charter amendment that would give the city more control over its municipal budget.

The D.C. Board of Elections says 2,894 people voted in person during the early-voting period, which ended Saturday. Of those, 2,424 were Democrats, 255 were third-party or unaffiliated voters and 215 were Republicans.

In addition, the board says 3,135 absentee ballots had been returned through Friday. Of those, 1,802 were Democrats, 1,147 were Republicans and the final 184 were third-party or unaffiliated voters.

The field for the council seat includes four Democrats, one Republican and a D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate.