The District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBOEE) conducted a hearing on the “Marriage Initiative of 2009” on October 26 and has not issued an order of their decision.
During the “Public Matters” portion of the meeting of the DCBOEE on Wednesday http://www.dcboee.org/pdf_files/nr_223.pdf the Members of the Board were asked by a citizen when they would issue their order for the Initiative. Board Chairman Errol Arthur replied that “they cannot put a timetable on it.” The citizen pressed on by asking, “Before Christmas?” He again replied that “they cannot put a timetable on it.”
In the meantime, you can read documents received by the DCBOEE related to the Initiative on the DCBOEE Web site at http://www.dcboee.org/newsroom/showASPfile.asp?cat=NewsReleases&id=224.
There is nothing in the D.C. Election Laws or in the DCBOEE regulations that puts a “timetable” on when the Board must issue a decision on an initiative.