State of District of Columbia Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your local election office
  • at the polls on Election Day

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am until 8pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

No earlier than ten days prior to an election qualified electors may register to vote and cast full ballots at any ward-based early voting center. Early voting centers are open every day during this period between the hours of 8:30am and 7:00pm.

Absentee Voting

DC is now a Vote-by-Mail state. All registered voters will automatically receive Absentee Ballots at their home addresses. You only need to apply for an absentee ballot if you will be away from your voting residence during the election.

General Information