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District of Columbia

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

June 21, 2022

District of Columbia Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: May 31, 2022
  • In-person request by: June 21, 2022
  • Online request by: May 31, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • In-person request by: June 14, 2022
  • Post received: June 14, 2022
  • Online request by: June 14, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: June 21, 2022
  • Post received: June 21, 2022
Early Voting: June 10 – June 19, 2022

November 8, 2022

District of Columbia General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: October 18, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online request by: October 18, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • In-person request by: November 1, 2022
  • Post received: November 1, 2022
  • Online request by: November 1, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: Varies as the period is set by the Board of Elections, but not more than 10 days before the election.

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

All registered voters may vote by mail.

You can download the application here

You may request an absentee ballot online

Early Voting 

Early voting varies as the period is set by the Board of Elections, but not more than 10 days before the election.

Find DC’s early voting days and an early voting center

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM EST. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You do not need an ID to vote in DC.

Certain polling stations may require a form of identification, it is encouraged to bring a form of identification.

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.