District of Columbia

2020 U.S. Election

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Absentee Voting

Absentee voting in District of Columbia, also called “mail-in voting” or “by-mail voting”, is casting your vote by mail-in ballot before the day of the Election. All states will mail a ballot to you if specific criteria are met, but some states have much stricter rules to meet these conditions. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail. With uncertainties and unknowns around USPS delivery of your "mail-in" ballot during Covid-19, you may want to check for ballot drop-off boxes in your area as an alternative way to deliver your absentee ballot.

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District of Columbia has absentee voting
Mail-in postmarked deadline: 2020-11-10
Mail-in received by deadline: 2020-11-03
In-person hand-in deadline: 2020-11-03

Early In-person Voting

Early voting in District of Columbia allows you to cast your vote in person before the day of the Election at specific polling locations that may differ from the Election Day locations. Voting early in person allows you to cast your vote while the number of people waiting to vote is much smaller than Election Day. Please follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Vote Centers for the November 3 General Election will open Tuesday, October 27, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020, from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.

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District of Columbia has early voting
Start date: 2020-10-17
End date: 2020-09-30

Election Day In-person Voting

If you’re voting in person in District of Columbia on November 3rd, 2020 follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Wear a maskWear a mask
Stay 6ft apartStay 6ft apart
Wash your handsWash your hands

Voter Information

Registration deadline: 2020-10-13
District of Columbia ID requirements to vote: No ID is required at the polling location, unless you are registering to vote that day.
District of Columbia has same day registration
21 days left to register to vote in District of Columbia

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