Casting your Vote

Mail Ballot Request

All active registered voters will be mailed a ballot. However, DC voters who expect to be away from their DC residence during the election must request a Mail-In Ballot: Mail Ballot Request Form

You DO NOT have to request a Mail Ballot unless you will be away from your DC residence during the election.

Requests for Mail Ballots must be received no later than the 15th day before each election. 

You will receive your ballot by mail. Instructions on how to vote and return your ballot will be included along with your ballot. Your voted and mailed ballot must be postmarked or otherwise demonstrated to have been sent on or before Election Day, and must arrive no later than the 10th day after Election Day.  

You can track the status of your Mail Ballot here. If you are concerned that you may not be able to receive or cast your ballot in time for it to be counted, please contact the D.C. Board of Elections at 202.727.2525.