Washington D.C. Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Washington, DC, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, DC!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Oct 27, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Post received by Tue Oct 13, 2020

Early Voting

Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:30AM EDT
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:00PM EDT

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Post received by Fri Nov 13, 2020
Tue Oct 27, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in District of Columbia if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of District of Columbia
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in District of Columbia if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
You may preregister to vote in District of Columbia
  • At the age 16
  • At the age of 17
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

If you are incarcerated, regardless of the offense, you are able to vote.  If you are under court supervision or residing at a halfway house after release, you are able to vote.
 
If you are currently a resident at the DC Jail, when registering to vote, you may use your DC home address or the address of the DC Jail if you have been a resident at the DC Jail for at least 30 days.  If you are currently serving time in a federal facility, you may use your DC home address.
 
If an Absentee Ballot was mailed and you were released from incarceration before it arrived, you may vote at any Voting Center during Early Voting or at any Vote Center on Election Day.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.

Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.

You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in District of Columbia you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your District of Columbia Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
If you registered to vote in District of Columbia, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Valid District of Columbia Driver's License
  • Valid District of Columbia Non-driver's ID
  • Government Check
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • University Tuition Bill
  • University Housing Bill
  • Lease
  • Letter from a homeless organization verifying your residence location for purposes of voter registration

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Washington D.C. Voter Info

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