The Board of Elections is committed to providing a safe environment where every vote is counted. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged to protect the public and election workers. Voting by mail is safe, secure and simple. The General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.
Vote Safe DC
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DC Board of Elections (BOE or the Board) has developed the Vote Safe DC campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that every vote is counted and that everyone, from voters to election workers, is safe. This page is the official source for information regarding the BOE COVID-19 response and changes that are being made to the November 3, 2020 General Election. This page will be updated when new information becomes available. Please note, the Board is the only official source of information regarding the 2020 District of Columbia elections.
The Board is mailing every registered voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
The BOE is developing safety protocols to protect voters and election workers in consultation with the CDC and other leading federal agencies to make voting as safe as possible. However, the safest option for voters to reduce their risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus is to mail every registered qualified voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election in addition to opening 32 Vote Centers during the early voting period (October 27 - November 2) and 95 Vote Centers on Election Day, November 3, 2020.