The Board of Elections is committed to providing a safe environment where every vote is counted. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged to protect the public and election workers. Voting by mail is safe, secure and simple.  The General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.


Important candidate reminder: 
The deadline to file Nominating Petitions was Wednesday, August 5th by 5:00 PM. 

Vote Safe DC

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DC Board of Elections (BOE or the Board) has developed the Vote Safe DC campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that every vote is counted and that everyone, from voters to election workers, is safe. This page is the official source for information regarding the BOE COVID-19 response and changes that are being made to the November 3, 2020 General Election. This page will be updated when new information becomes available. Please note, the Board is the only official source of information regarding the 2020 District of Columbia elections.

The Board is mailing every registered voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

The BOE is developing safety protocols to protect voters and election workers in consultation with the CDC and other leading federal agencies to make voting as safe as possible. However, the safest option for voters to reduce their risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus is to mail every registered qualified voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election in addition to opening 40 Vote Centers during the voting period (October 27 - November 2) and on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

More information regarding the November 3, 2020 General Election will be made available here in the coming months.  Please check this site regularly for updates.