How to Vote in District of Columbia

Find out everything you need to know about how to vote in District of Columbia.

Upcoming Elections and Deadlines in District of Columbia

District of Columbia Republican Presidential Primary Election

District of Columbia Republican Presidential Primary Election

Mar 03, 2024

Early voting: Fri March 1, 2024 - Sat March 2, 2024

Voter Registration Deadline

Online: Sun Feb 11, 2024
Mail: Received by Sun Feb 11, 2024
In person: Fri Feb 16, 2024

Same-Day Voter Registration

Election Day: Available
Early Voting Period: Available

Mail Ballot Deadlines

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot:
Online: Not available
Deadline to Return Completed Mail Ballot:
By mail: Received by Sat March 2, 2024

District of Columbia Primary Election

District of Columbia Primary Election

Jun 04, 2024

Early voting: Sun May 26, 2024 - Sun June 2, 2024

Voter Registration Deadline

Online: Tue May 14, 2024
Mail: Received by Tue May 14, 2024
In person: Tue Jun 4, 2024

Same-Day Voter Registration

Election Day: Available
Early Voting Period: Available

Mail Ballot Deadlines

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot:
Online: Not available
Deadline to Return Completed Mail Ballot:
By mail: Received by Mon June 10, 2024
In person: Received by Mon June 3, 2024

Register to Vote

Who can register to vote in District of Columbia
Pre-registration
Can I register to vote on Election Day?
Voter registration deadlines
Registering to vote as a student
Registering for people with disabilities

Vote Early In-Person

When can I vote early?
Who can vote early?
Where can I go to vote early?
What do I need to bring to vote early?
Can I register to vote during Early Voting?
Voting early as a student
Voting early for people with disabilities

Request a Mail-In/Absentee Ballot

Can everyone vote by mail/absentee?
How do I request a ballot?
What is the deadline to request a ballot?
Requesting an absentee ballot in emergencies or for people with disabilities
How to track your ballot
Track your ballot online with your state.

Return your Completed Ballot

Does my state allow absentee/mail ballot drop-off?
What is the deadline to drop off a voted ballot?
Where can I drop off my voted ballot?
How to track your ballot
Track your ballot online with your state.
Who can drop off my completed ballot?
Certain designated individuals are allowed to drop off a ballot for someone else in District of Columbia. For more information on who can return an absentee ballot,
contact your local election official.

Vote In-Person on Election Day

Can I register to vote on Election Day?
What do I need to bring to vote on Election Day?
Voting as a Student
Voting for People with Disabilities

Additional District of Columbia Resources

Your State Election Official
Overseas & Military Voting
Additional Information