Voting in Washington DC
Am I Eligible To Vote in Washington DC?To register to vote in the District of Columbia , an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a legal Resident of the District of Columbia,
- Be at least 16 years old but will not receive a voter registration card or be eligible to vote until they are at least 17 with a date of birth indicating that they will be 18 on or before the next general election.
- Not in jail on a felony conviction
- Not have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
- Do not claim voting residence outside of the District of Columbia
If you are registering to vote for this first time and submit the application by mail, you may be required to submit a current and valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address with this application or present it the first time you vote in a federal election. Your mailed application must be postmarked by the 30th day prior to an election for you to be eligible to cast a ballot; after that date, you can only register to vote in person.
Voter Registration Options in Washington DC
You have the following 4 options to register to vote in Washington DC:
Voting Options in Washington DC
You have the following 3 options to vote in Washington DC: