Election Year 2018

  • The District of Columbia will hold a primary election on June 19, 2018, and a general election on November 6, 2018.

    The following contests will appear on the ballot for the primary election:

    • Delegate to the United States House of Representatives
    • Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • At-large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • Ward Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (Wards 1, 3, 5 & 6)
    • Attorney General of the District of Columbia
    • United States Senator ("Shadow Senator")
    • United States Representative ("Shadow Representative")
    • National and Local Party Committee Members (Held at the Request of the Eligible Parties)

  • Eligible voters in the June 19, 2018 primary election:
    This primary is a CLOSED primary, meaning only voters who are registered with either the Republican, Democratic, DC Statehood Green, or Libertarian parties will be able to vote in this election. Eligible voters NOT registered in the District of Columbia can register and declare their party affiliation during early voting or on election day.

    The following contests will appear on the ballot for the general election:

    • Delegate to the United States House of Representatives
    • Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • At-large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • Ward Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (Wards 1, 3, 5 & 6)
    • Attorney General of the District of Columbia
    • United States Senator ("Shadow Senator")
    • United States Representative ("Shadow Representative")
    • Ward Member of the State Board of Education (Wards 1, 3, 5 & 6)
    • Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner

  • Eligible voters in the November 6, 2018 general election:
    All registered voters in the District of Columbia are eligible to vote.


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