League of Women Voters

District of Columbia Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in the District of Columbia you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A D.C. resident
  • At least 18 years old on or before the election (16 year olds may preregister, but will not receive a voter registration card or be eligible to vote until they are at least 17 years old with a birthdate that is before the next General election)
  • Not in jail for a felony conviction
  • Not been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Not claiming the right to vote anywhere outside D.C.

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