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Voting In
District of Columbia

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in District of Columbia, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the District of Columbia Election Website or call (202) 727-2525 to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

Washington DC will hold elections in 2022.

You can register to vote online or by mail. Please note that voter registration applications submitted by mail must be received by your elections office by the deadline. You can vote in person at early vote centers, on Election Day, or vote by mail.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person at early voting locations and on Election Day.

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.


Presidential Primaries

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.

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Statewide Primaries

DC offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: TBD for 2022

You can vote in person at designated locations from TBD for 2022 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.

If you are newly registered or did not not receive a ballot in the mail, you must apply for an absentee ballot by TBD for 2022. Your request must be received by 4:45 p.m. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Election Day.

Applications for permanent absentee voters, or election specific absentee requests, are processed and received by the district at any time.


Voter ID + Access for District of Columbia

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info