League of Women Voters

District of Columbia


District of Columbia Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (Primary Election). The registration deadline for mailed or online applications is Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Election Day registration is available.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

District of Columbia Absentee Ballot Process

You do not need a reason to vote absentee. There are two ways to cast an absentee ballot. You can vote absentee ballot by mail or cast an in-person absentee ballot at the board of elections office.

You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

District of Columbia Early Voting

Early voting information can be found at the DC Board of Elections website.

Early voting at the One Judiciary Square location begins 14 days before the election. The other eight voting centers open 10 days before the election. Early voting takes place between 8:30am and 7:00pm every day including Sundays!

Early voting ends three days before the election.

District of Columbia Registration Deadline

Applications must be postmarked 30 days before the election. You can register at the polls on Election Day if you bring one of the following items:


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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