District of Columbia

about this state

Washington, D.C. One day, you'll be able to vote for your own representatives. Today is not that day. Today is the day you help save America, though. Here's what you need to know about Election Day in the District.


Key Dates

Oct 18

Registration Deadline (online and by mail)

Oct 24

Deadline to Request a Mail-Ballot be Sent to a Different Location Than Where You're Registered (mail-in ballot automatically sent to all registered voters)

Oct 31 – Nov 6

Early Voting (except Sundays)

Oct 27 – Nov 8

Same Day Voter Registration (in-person)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked)

Nov 8

Election Day

Washington DC Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter

    Register Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you will automatically be sent a mail-in ballot. If you want to have it sent to a different address, be sure to submit that request by October 24th. Then, you can fill it out and postmark it on or before November 8th. This is called an absentee/mail-in ballot. You can get your absentee ballot here.

    Request here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! October 31st - November 6th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

    Get the Details
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee/by mail, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 7am to 8pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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