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The Canvass Card (FAQs Below)

Second Card - September/October 2023

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Did You Receive an Address Confirmation Notice by Mail?

We have received information from the United States Postal Service and/or other sources that you may have moved.

Please complete and return the card by mail or online within 30 days. If we do not receive your confirmation, you may have to affirm or confirm your address the next time you vote in a District of Columbia election. Also, if you do not vote in one of the next two general elections, your voter registration will be canceled and you will need to re-register to vote in future District of Columbia elections.

Please keep in mind that if you moved outside of the District of Columbia, you will need to register at your local election office to vote where you live.   

To confirm your address online with your smartphone:
  • Scan with your phone the QR Code printed on the card 
  • Click on "Go to Website" to open the Online Address Confirmation Form.
  • Complete all the required fields, and click submit.
To confirm your address online with your computer:
To confirm your address by mail:
  • Complete the address confirmation card.
  • Fold the card and insert it in the envelope.
  • Write your name and address in the envelope, seal it, and drop it in the mail.

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First Card - July 2023

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Did You Receive an Address Confirmation Notice by Mail? 

If the recipient of the confirmation notice does not live at that address, please check the box and drop the card in the mail. Otherwise, open the card and follow these steps:

Detach the three parts of the canvass mailer:

  • TOP: Address Confirmation Notice.
  • MIDDLE: Address Confirmation Card.
  • BOTTOM: Envelope
To confirm your address by mail:
  • Check the box (1), sign (2) and date (3) the address confirmation card.
  • Fold the card and insert it in the envelope.
  • Write your name and address in the envelope, seal it, and drop it in the mail.

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To confirm your address online with your smartphone:
  • Scan the QR Code with your phone 
  • Click on "Go to Website" to open the Online Address Confirmation Form.
  • Complete all the required fields, review your answers, and click submit.

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To confirm your address online with your computer:

  • Type https://vr.dcboe.org/230946067483059 in your browser and complete the form.

Canvass Card FAQs

What should I do if I received an Address Confirmation Notice for someone who does not live at my address?

Please check the box on the front of the Notice stating the addressee does not live at your address, and return it to DCBOE via U.S. Mail.

Why did I receive an Address Confirmation Notice?

An Address Confirmation Notice was sent to all registered voters who did not vote in the 2022 General Election. DCBOE does this to confirm their registered address in the District of Columbia.  DCBOE uses the information to update the voter roll so it is as accurate as possible.  It also ensures that voters are casting ballots in the right Ward and Advisory Neighborhood Commission Single Member District.

Why do I need to complete an Address Confirmation Notice?  I thought I was registered to vote.

You are still registered to vote.  You were sent the Notice to confirm your address with DCBOE.  Please fill out the Notice as instructed and return it to DCBOE so we can update the voter roll. 

What should I do with the Address Confirmation Notice?

Confirm your registration address with DCBOE by doing one of the following: 

  • Confirm your address online. If you confirm your address online, you DO NOT have to return the card.
  • Confirm your address by mail by completing the Notice and mailing it back to DCBOE. Please remember to sign and date the Notice.

What should I do if my address is correct?

Please confirm that it is correct and return the Address Confirmation Notice to DCBOE. You can also use the QR code on the Address Confirmation Notice to electronically confirm that your address is correct.

What happens if I do not return the Address Confirmation Notice?

You will still be registered to vote, but to vote in the next election you will likely need to provide proof of residency and will also likely need to vote in person.

The addressee on the Address Confirmation Notice is deceased.  What should I do?

Please open the notice. In the blank space next to the voter’s name, write: “Deceased Voter”, print your name and then sign and indicate your relationship to the voter, and return the Notice to DCBOE via U.S. Mail. 

You can also fill out a Notification of Deceased Voter and return it to DCBOE. The form can be printed and returned to DCBOE via U.S. Mail or by e-mail to: [email protected].  

Questions? Please call DCBOE directly at (202) 727-2525.