Get Ready to Vote, Ward 4!
We want to make sure every voter in DC stays safe and gets their vote counted in November. Here are some tips and information for how to do that.
Get Ready to Vote!
Make sure you are registered to vote and that your address is current and correct. You can check your registration status, register, or change your registration information on the DC Board of Elections website.
DC also allows same-day voter registration and registration updates. Register to vote or update your registration information in person at any early voting center or Election Day voting center. You will need a document with your name and current DC address, like a current government-issued photo ID, a recent utility bill, or a current lease in your name. See the full list of accepted documents.
How to Vote BY MAIL
DC Board of Elections will automatically mail every registered DC voter an absentee ballot for this election. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed starting October 5. Look for it in your mailbox.
Once it arrives, fill out your ballot! Follow the instructions for completing your ballot, and be sure to sign the envelope. Take a photo of your signed ballot for your records.
Submit your absentee ballot in one of two ways:
- Put it in the mail: Once your ballot is complete, put it in the prepaid envelope and drop it in any USPS mailbox. The deadline for ballots to be postmarked is November 3, but to avoid delays we recommend mailing your ballot as early as possible.
- OR drop it in a dropbox or at an early voting center. You can submit your ballot by dropping it in one of the 50+ secure drop boxes that will be located around the District beginning in October. See a map of drop-box locations. Or, you can also drop it off at any Early Voting or Election Day Voting Center (without waiting in line).
Track your ballot. Great work! After you submit your ballot you can check its progress by visiting the Board of Elections Website of calling DCBOE at 202-727-2525.
How to vote EARLY
If your absentee ballot does not arrive by October 26 or if you would prefer to vote in person, we recommend you vote EARLY! Early voting is the fastest, easiest, and safest way to vote in person. Skip the line – vote early.
Early voting will start on Tuesday, October 27 and go through Monday, November 2. Early voting centers will be open from 8:30am-7:30pm every day.
DC will have several new early voting locations this year and you can vote at any location. See a map of all early voting locations. In Ward 4, the following locations will be open for early voting:
Have questions about voting? Call the campaign at 202-644-8437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote on ELECTION DAY
The best way to vote quickly and conveniently is to vote during early voting. If you would prefer to vote on Election Day, here are the in-person voting locations that will be open in Ward 4 on Tuesday, November 3:
Election Day vote centers will open from 7:00 am–8:00 pm. Arrive as early in the day as possible to minimize your wait times.
Important Dates to Remember:
- October 5: Mail-In Ballots begin to arrive
- October 13: Deadline to register to vote
- October 27 – November 2: Early Voting Centers open
- November 3: Election Day! 8:00 pm is the deadline for dropping off your Mail-In Ballot!
- Check out the Voter Guide from DCist
- Apply to be an Election Day worker. If you’re able, you can help the election process by becoming an Election Day worker!
- Need assistance to vote? Check out the Board of Elections website for more information or call 202-727-2525.
- See voting information for incarcerated and returning citizens.
- See voting information for high school and college students.