District of Columbia

Voter Laws and Registration Deadlines

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of the District of Columbia at least 30 days preceding the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or preceding the next election
  • Not be in jail for a felony conviction
  • Not have been judged “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside D.C.
  • No ID required at this time
  • Early Voting in Person or by Mail

Registration Deadline: 30 days before the election

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