Voter's Rights

As a registered voter in the District of Columbia, you have the right to:

  • Inspect a sample ballot posted in the polling place;
  • Vote in privacy at a polling place, regardless of physical disability;
  • Receive instructions on how to operate the voting equipment;
  • Bring voter information materials into the voting booth;
  • Take your time when voting;
  • Ask for and receive assistance in voting from anyone you choose including a pollworker;
  • Vote a Provisional Ballot if your name is not on the list of voters in your precinct;
  • Receive a new ballot if you make a mistake before casting your ballot;
  • Cast a ballot if you are in line when the precinct closes;
  • Vote free from threat or intimidation from election officials or any other person; and
  • Cast a ballot using voting equipment that accurately counts all votes.
DC Board of Elections
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 270 North
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 727-2525 | TTY: (202) 639-8916 | Tollfree: 1-866-DC-VOTES
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