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. District of Columbia will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on June 21, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's what you need to know about Election Day in the District. (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

May 31

Primary Registration Deadline

Jun 6

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Jun 10 – Jun 17

Early Voting

Jun 17

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (in person)

Jun 28

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (by mail)

Jun 21

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Washington DC Voter Guide

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

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org 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/register

    Register Here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party by May 31st.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by June 6th. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by June 21st or deliver it in person by June 17th. This is called an absentee ballot. You can get your absentee ballot here.

    Request here
  • Can I vote early? (general)

    Yes! You can vote early between June 10th-June 17th

  • 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

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