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District of Columbia

Register to vote online using your district-issued driver's license or ID number

To vote absentee/by mail:

  • Be registered to vote. Not sure if you're registered? Check with the Board of Elections' website: DC voter registration status.
  • Registered voters will not be required to apply for an absentee ballot in 2020 as the Board of Elections will mail all registered voters their ballots.  Be sure your address is updated.
  • Absentee applications are due by October 26th, 2022. Be sure to get yours in early!
  • Your ballot will be mailed to you.
  • Follow up with the Board of Elections to make sure you receive your ballot.
  • Your ballot may require postage, a witness signature and/or notary service before you mail it back.  Instructions will be on the ballot itself. 

Track your status! District of Columbia Ballottrax

Information current as of 9/1/2022.  For the most recent updates, see the Board of Elections website.