If you’re unsure whether you’re currently registered to vote in DC, you may inquire about the status of your voter registration by contacting our offices at (202) 727-2525, Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-4:45 pm.
The Board must receive your Voter Registration materials at least 21 days prior to Election Day. If you miss the deadline, Same-Day Registration is available at Vote Centers during the Early Voting period and on Election Day.
In order to complete Same-Day Registration during the Early Voting period or on Election Day, you will need to complete a Voter Registration Application, swear or affirm that you are qualified to vote, and provide valid proof of residence.
NOTE: If you are currently registered to vote in DC, you may not use Same-Day Registration to change your party affiliation during the Early Voting period or on Election Day. Requests for change of party affiliation received during the 21 days before a Primary Election will be processed after the Primary Election.
Yes. You can call our office at (202) 727-2525. A Voter Registration Card is NOT required to vote, but having it handy helps speed up the check-in process if you plan to vote in person during the Early Voting period or on Election Day.
DC voters are not required to register with a specific party unless they plan to vote for candidates in a Primary Election. To vote for candidates in a Primary Election, DC voters must be registered with one of the following parties:
DC Statehood Green party
All registered DC voters – regardless of party affiliation – may vote for any ballot initiative, referendum, and/or amendment that appears on a Primary Ballot.
General Elections are open to all eligible DC voters, regardless of party affiliation.
To update the party affiliation on your voter registration, please visit the Register/Update Voter Registration page. Please note that changes to your party affiliation must be submitted at least 21 days before Election Day. Only voters registering for the first time in DC may claim a party affiliation through Same-Day Registration at a Vote Center during Early Voting or on Election Day.
Yes, as long as you otherwise meet all voter qualifications by Election Day, you will be able to register and vote after completing Same-Day Registration during the Early Voting period or on Election Day.
A list of all voter qualifications, as well as a list of acceptable proofs of residence (which you will need in order to complete Same-Day Registration), is available on our Register/Update Voter Registration page.
Yes. You can register to vote in DC after you have resided at your campus address for at least 30 days. University housing statements and off-campus residential leases are acceptable proofs of residence.
Important: Check with your financial aid office to make sure DC residency/voter registration will not interfere with your financial aid package.