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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for 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 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.
Don’t miss your next election!
Don’t miss your next election! Washington DC holds its presidential primary election on June 2, 2020. You may register to vote in person with valid ID at early voting locations and on Election Day in Washington DC. Preregistration and party affiliation is recommended as DC holds closed primaries.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: May 22nd to May 29th
You can vote in person at designated locations from May 22nd to May29th 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 30th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by June 16th at 8:00 p.m.
Voter ID + Eligibility for District of Columbia
Do Voters Need ID?
No, voters do not need an ID
- First time voters need ID
Find out more about your rights in District of Columbia.
- You may pre-register for All Elections
- The pre-registration age is 16