The D.C. Democratic State Committee is worried proposed changes to how District residents can vote in the April special election to pick a new at-large council member could hurt turnout.

"The D.C. Democratic Party has great concerns about disenfranchising the voter and limiting their ability to participate but also shares concerns about the cost of the special election during these fiscally challenging times," D.C. Democratic party chairwoman Anita Bonds wrote in a message to party members. "Obtaining greater voter turnout must also be a factor in changing the manner in which District voters cast their ballots."

She has asked for feedback on the issue.