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Get Ready to Vote

TODAY is Election Day for DC’s June 2 Democratic Primary. Measures are in place to make in-person voting this year safe, quick, and easy. Polls are open until 8pm to vote in person or drop off your mail-in ballot. Mailed ballots must be postmarked today. Here’s everything you need to know:

In-Person Voting

There are 20 voting centers across DC open NOW until 8pm. DC’s curfew does NOT affect voting—you can vote if you are in line by 8pm today. You can vote at any voting center regardless of where in DC you live. The most convenient voting locations for Ward 4 voters are:

Voting is open from 7am to 8pm.

Need help? Call us at 202-644-8437.

Curbside Voting and Rides to the Polls

Voting in person this year—especially early—is safe, quick, and easy with strict social distancing measures in place. If someone has a disability or health issue and would like to vote, they can drive up to any voting center and request curbside voting. A poll worker will meet the voter at their car and provide a ballot for them to vote.

If you or someone you know needs a ride to the polls or assistance with voting or curbside voting, please call the campaign at 202-644-8437.

Register to Vote or Update Registration

DC allows same-day voter registration at any of the 20 voting centers from now through Election Day on June 2. You can also update your voting address same-day. To register to vote or update your address in person, you need to provide a document with your name and current DC address.

Acceptable documents include: current government-issued photo ID; utility bill issued no earlier than 90 days before the election; a current residential lease or rental agreement. (Full list of accepted documents available here.)

  • Get Help

Have questions about voting? Call the campaign at 202-644-8437 or email vote@janeese4dc.com

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Voting By Mail

If you requested your mail-in ballot by May 26, you have until June 2 to complete your ballot and put it in the mail (the envelope is already addressed and postage is prepaid) or return it to a voting center. The deadline to request your mail-in ballot has passed. Ballots must be postmarked today or returned to a voting center by 8pm. You can track the status of your mail-in ballot here.

Receiving Your Mail-In Ballot

You can track the status of your ballot here. If you haven’t received your mail-in ballot yet, you are encouraged to vote in person if it is safe for you to do so. A poll worker at one of DC’s 20 voting centers will help you cast an in-person ballot and ensure you only vote once. More info on voting in person here.

Completing Your Mail-In Ballot

Once you get your ballot in the mail, fill it out to vote! Instructions on how to vote and return your ballot will be included. The ballot will also include an I Voted sticker and a prepaid envelope to send it back. Make sure to double-check you signed in all the right places and then put your sealed ballot in a mailbox (no stamp required) or return it to any of DC’s voting centers. Take a photo of your signed ballot for your records.

Ballots must be returned no later than June 2! To guarantee your vote is counted on time, don’t wait until the last minute!

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check the status of your mail-in ballot request here. If you requested a mail-in ballot and it hasn’t arrived, you are encouraged to vote in person by June 2. A poll worker at one of DC’s 20 voting centers will help you cast an in-person ballot and ensure you only vote once.

We recommended voting by mail to help everyone have a safe, healthy voting experience but we understand that some voters are not receiving ballots even after requesting them. Thankfully, serious efforts have been taking place to make voting in person low-risk, including the use of masks, gloves, distancing, and other precautions. Voters tell us it was easy for them and felt safe. If you have requested an absentee ballot, poll workers might tell you to fill out a special ballot (provisional ballot). This is so they can make sure later that you only voted once. If you receive this instruction, we suggest you agree to it. It is likely that lines will be shortest in the next few days.

Yes! DC allows same-day voter registration at any of the 20 voting centers from now through Election Day on June 2. You can also update your voting address same-day. To register to vote or update your address in person, you need to provide a document with your name and current DC address. Acceptable documents are listed below. If you don’t have the required identification forms, you may cast a special/provisional ballot. Though you can register to vote same-day in DC, existing voters may not change your party registration on the day of the election.

Acceptable documents for registration:

  • A copy of a current and valid government-issued photo identification
  • A utility bill for water, gas, electricity, cable, internet, telephone, or cellular phone service issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A savings, checking, credit, or money market account statement from a bank or credit union issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A paycheck, stub, or earning statement that includes the employer’s name, address, and telephone number and was issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A government-issued document or check from a federal or District agency, other than the Board of Elections, issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A current residential lease or rental agreement
  • An occupancy statement from a District homeless shelter issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A tuition or housing bill from a District of Columbia college or university issued for the current academic or housing term

Ballots must be postmarked or returned to a voting center by June 2. This means that if you deposit it in a mailbox, you have to be careful to make sure you check when the mailbox is set to be picked up. Find a mailbox close to you here. For guaranteed timely delivery, you may also return your ballot directly to a voting center. Whether you use a mailbox, post office, or voting center, we suggest taking a photo to document your timely mailing of your vote.

If you are NOT registered to vote yet, you can register in person as a Democrat to vote in the Primary. If you are currently registered with a different party, you unfortunately can’t vote in the June 2 Democratic Primary

You may mail it at any post office, mailbox, or return it to any voting center. If you deposit it in a mailbox, you have to be careful to make sure you check when the mailbox is set to be picked up. Some aren’t picked up every day. If, for instance, you deposited it on 6/2 at 5pm but that day’s last pickup already occurred, it wouldn’t be postmarked by 6/2 and wouldn’t be guaranteed to count. You may also return your ballot to a voting center. Whether you use a mailbox, post office, or voting center, we suggest taking a photo to document your timely mailing of your vote. 

In most cases, you do NOT need ID to vote in DC. The voting center staff will ask for your name, address, and signature.

You can vote in DC if you will be 18 byNov. 3, 2020. If you are currently 17 and will turn 18 by the General Election, you can vote in the June 2 Primary!

  • Get Help

Have questions about voting? Call the campaign at 202-644-8437 or email vote@janeese4dc.com

Voting is More Fun With Friends

Voting by mail is new for a lot of us this year, and we’ll miss the excitement of going to the polls on Election Day. But that doesn’t mean we can’t vote together! Post on social media when you fill out your ballot and put it in the mail. Your ballot will come with an I Voted sticker—don’t forget to post a selfie. We can do this if we do it together!

Have You Voted Yet?

Fill out the short form below to let us know how this process is going for you. We’re here if you need help or have questions!

Additional Resources

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Janeese Lewis George, PO Box 56667, Washington, DC 20040, Latifa Lyles, Treasurer. A copy of our report is filed with the Director of Campaign Finance of the District of Columbia Board of Elections.

I'm Janeese Lewis George and I'm running for DC Council Ward 4