Non-Citizen Resident of the District of Columbia
Starting in 2024, qualified non-citizen District of Columbia residents may vote in local elections, per the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022.
Specifically, under District of Columbia law, non-citizen residents may vote in District of Columbia elections held for the offices of Mayor, Attorney General, member(s) of the DC Council, member(s) of the State Board of Education, or Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner(s), or to vote on initiative, referendum, recall, or charter amendment measures that appear on District of Columbia ballots. Non-citizens cannot vote for federal offices.
Voter eligibility requirements:
To register to vote, you must:
- Be at least 17 years of age and be 18 years of age on or before the next General Election;
- Maintain residency in the District of Columbia for at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote;
- Not claim voting residence or the right to vote in any state, territory, or country;
- Have not been found by a court to legally incompetent to vote.
Current Voter Registration Process:
Currently, non-citizen residents may register to vote IN-PERSON at DCBOE offices, 1015 Half Street SE, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20003. Office hours are 8:15 am to 4:45 pm weekdays.
Online voter registration will begin no later than January 2024.
Questions? Call DCBOE at (202) 727-2525.