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. Visit our website to learn more about changes to the upcoming 2020 June Primary Election and Ward 2 Special Election at https://www.dcboe.org.

 

NOTE: Even though the instructions for the form indicate you “must” print and sign, if you are unable to print, sign, and/or scan the form, save the completed form as a pdf and email it to DCabsentee@dcboe.org

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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 2020 June Primary Election and Ward 2 Special 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.

Special Notice Regarding the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and Ward 2 Special Election on Tuesday, June 16, 2020:

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health experts, the District of Columbia’s 144 voting precincts, which contain the polling stations where voters cast their ballots, will remain closed on election days in June 2020.

Instead, the 15 early voting centers, where early voting typically occurs, will be expanded to 20 to accommodate additional voters. The BOE strongly urges voters to request a mail-in ballot instead of voting in person.

Information on how to request your 2020 Primary Election and Ward 2 Special Election ballots are included below.

Voting by mail has been used by the BOE in previous elections. You can track your ballot to confirm that it has been submitted and you’ll even receive your “I voted” sticker.

If voters do not choose to cast their votes by mail-in ballot, massive lines and delays are expected at the early voting centers. The BOE is developing safety protocols to protect voters and election workers in consultation with the CDC and other leading federal agencies to make early voting centers 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 in a ballot.

6 WAYS TO REQUEST YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL

NOTE: Even though the instructions for the form indicate you “must” print and sign, if you are unable to print, sign, and/or scan the form, save the completed form as a pdf and email it to DCabsentee@dcboe.org

ONLINE

Request a Mail in Ballot
or download the Vote 4 DC app

FAX

202-347-2648
(Download
Absentee Request Form)

MAIL

DC Board of Elections
1015 Half Street, SE, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20003
(Download and print the Absentee Request Form)

IN PERSON

DC Board of Elections
1015 Half Street, SE, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20003
(Closed Until Further Notice)

PHONE

202-741-5283
(Request your mail-in
ballot application)
DC Relay 711