All of us at DCFPI are excited that tomorrow is Election Day! And we’re very encouraged by all that DC does to make it easy for residents to vote, including early voting and same-day registration.
All District residents should take this opportunity to make their voices heard, and exercise this most significant democratic right by voting in tomorrow’s election. There’s a lot at stake this year: important DC Council races, passionate people running to be your Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC), and elections for the state board of education if you live in Wards 1, 3, 5, or 6.
If you’re registered to vote in DC, you don’t need to provide ID to vote, although you’re encouraged to bring some form of ID with you anyhow. You can check online to see if you’re already registered to vote. If you’ve recently moved, you must vote at the polling place assigned to your new/ current address, and you should bring proof of your new address with you.
If you haven’t registered to vote, don’t worry! DC offers same-day voter registration. Simply show up at your voting location with a proof of residency, which can include any of the following:
- Current DC DMV-issued ID
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- Paycheck or government check
- Other government document showing your name and current DC address
- Statement from a student housing or residence facility, or
- Statement of occupancy from a DC homeless shelter.
More information on voting, and the candidates and issues on the ballot, is available here. You can find your voting location here, or by calling 202-727-2525. You can find answers to other common questions here.
Elections are important—make your voice heard by voting tomorrow!