D.C. early voting will begin March 17 for April's primary election. Because election season can be one of the more slippery slopes to traverse, we've taken some of the best advice from the D.C. Board of Elections website and compiled the highlights to make this year a little easier on potential voters.
What's on the Ballot
Selections for the Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood Green and Libertarian parties' nominees for the general election will be made, including:
*Note: Shadow representatives are not technically seated in either Congress or the Senate, but advocate full voting rights for the District.
In Order to Register and Vote in D.C., You Must:
Official Voter Registration Agencies Include:
In order for a voter application to be accepted in time for an election, it must be filed at least 30 days ahead of the election. However, if you miss the deadline to register to vote at an official location, qualified applicants with valid proof of residence can register at your precincts designated polling place on Election Day and vote on a special ballot.
Valid proof of residence includes: a copy of a current and valid government photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, you can check your registration status here, or call the D.C. Board of Elections at (202) 727-2525.
Where Can I Vote Early?
From March 17 to 29, except Sunday, March 23, One Judiciary Square (441 4th St. NW) will be open for early voting from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All other locations will open from March 22 to 29 (except Sunday March 23), also from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The early voting locations are:
For early voting, D.C. voters can go to any of the above locations.