Helpful Voting Links — District of Columbia
Don't miss your next election! You may register to vote in person with valid ID on Election Day in Washington DC. Preregistration and party affiliation is recommended as DC holds closed primaries. You may only participate in primary elections if you have registered with it's political party. Upcoming elections for congressional, district, and ward races are the closed primary election on June 19, 2018 and the general election on November 6, 2018.
Primary/Caucus Info — District of Columbia
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in the primary election. If you are not registered to vote, you can register annd 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.
What's on the ballot?
DC offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — District of Columbia
Voter ID Requirements — District of Columbia
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Copy of current and valid photo ID
- Current lease or utility bill with your address
- Bank statement with your address
- Government-issued check with your address
- Paycheck/stub with your name and address
- Other government-issued document that shows your name and address
- Student IDs and cell phone bills will not count as ID; however, you may use a housing assignment form or tuition or housing bills from District colleges and universities.
See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — District of ColumbiaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct 29th to Nov. 5th
You can vote in person at designated locations from Oct. 29th to Nov. 5th before the election. No excuse required. You may also register to vote during early voting.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 1st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.