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Upcoming Elections in Washington DC

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Deadline for filing nominating petitions, petition supplements, Declarations of Candidacy (except for candidates for presidential elector), and any required affidavits August 10,2016
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Deadline for registration-by-mail; mailed voter registration applications and registration update notifications must be postmarked by this date October 11,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last day for receipt of faxed or electronically transmitted federal postcard applications, federal write-in absentee ballots, and other voter registration applications from persons eligible to vote absentee in federal elections pursuant to UOCAVA. October 11,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early voting starts October 28,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early voting ends November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for receipt of all absentee ballots. November 8,2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

No specific law requiring time off to vote.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

The polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except in instances when the time established for closing the polls is extended pursuant to a federal or District court order or any other order.
The Board may, upon request of the precinct captain or upon its own initiative, if an emergency exists by reason of mechanical failure of a voting machine, an unanticipated shortage of ballots, excessive wait times, bomb threats, or similar unforeseen event warrants it, extend the polling hours for that precinct until the emergency situation has been resolved

Am I eligible To Vote in Washington DC?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Washington DC

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Washington DC?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Washington DC? Click here for more information

What's on Washington DC ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Washington DC?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Washington DC

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Washington DC if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Washington DC?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Washington DC? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote