FAQS

Election Day

When and where do I vote in D.C.?

I recently moved within the District. Am I allowed to vote at the polling place closest to me?

Why has my polling place changed?

Can I take a Sample Ballot or notes inside the voting booth with me?

Is there someone who can help me if I do not know what to do once I am at the polling place? Can my spouse/partner/child/friend/neighbor help me inside the voting booth?

English is not my first language. Are interpreters available at the polling place?

Will I need to present an ID (proof of residence) prior to voting on Election Day?

Can I vote for someone who is not on the ballot?

What should I do if I make a mistake on my ballot?

What is a Special Ballot?

Why would someone need to vote by Special Ballot?

I had to vote a Special Ballot and want to make sure it was counted. Who do I contact to find out?

How are Special Ballots counted? Are they counted even if they do not change the election results?

How do I request an Absentee Ballot?

Can I get another Absentee Ballot if I lose the original or make a mistake?

I changed my mind, I would rather vote at an Early Voting Center or on Election Day. Can I do that?

I want to file an Initiative to appear on the ballot. What do I need to do?

How do I get on the “Permanent Absentee Voter” list?