WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Despite the fact that the District of Columbia Council has voted twice to postpone its attorney general election, the District's Board of Elections is preparing for the election.

According to The Washington Times, the board is following current law in readying for next year's election.

Under District law, before any law is made final, a period of congressional review is required.

"Until the law changes, we still have it scheduled for 2014," Board of Elections general counsel Kenneth McGhie told the newspaper.

This month, the District council voted 7-6 in favor of putting off the election until 2018. The council members who voted in favor of delaying the election said they had too many concerns.

The council also voted in July, 8-5, to delay the election until 2018.

The District's Democratic primary was set for April 2014.

The bill has since been sent to Mayor Vincent Gray for his signature. However, Gray refuses to endorse the bill and delay the election, the Times reported.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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