01/09/2012 11:02 am ET Updated Jan 09, 2012

D.C. Settles Lawsuit Over Election Held During Passover

City officials agreed Friday to settle a lawsuit filed by a local Orthodox rabbi over the scheduling of a special election during a Jewish holiday.

According to the settlement agreement (PDF), Washington Mayor Vincent Gray (D) will introduce and support legislation to the D.C. Council within three months that would give the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics more flexibility in scheduling elections.

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