Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in District of Columbia, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Washington DC holds its presidential primary election on June 2nd. You may register to vote in person with valid ID at early voting locations and on Election Day in Washington DC. If you would prefer to vote by-mail, you can apply to be on the permanent absentee voter list, receive ballots for a year for all elections, or request select elections. No excuse required.
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in the primary election. If you are not registered to vote, you can register and pick a party at your polling place on the day of the primary and vote in that party's primary. However, if you are previously registered you cannot change or declare your affiliation on Election Day. Previously registered voters that would like to become unaffiliated or change party must do so by the party's mail-by voter registration deadlines.
DC offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: May 22nd to May 29th
You can vote in person at designated locations from May 22nd to May 29th before the election. No excuse required. You may also register to vote during early voting, but cannot change your party if you were previously registered in DC.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than May 26th. Your request must be received by 4:45 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by June 9th if sent by mail or June 2nd if sent by email or fax.