When is the deadline for registration? Can I register to vote during Early Voting or on Election Day
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.
You can learn more about which documents qualify as valid proof of residence on our Register/Update Voter Registration page.
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.