COVID-19 info

  • DC is sending a ballot to every registered voter at the address they have on file for the November election. 
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19), Government of the District of Columbia

District of Columbia absentee ballot deadlines

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Voted ballots are due: Postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after Election Day.

District of Columbia absentee ballot rules

Any registered DC voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

District of Columbia absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. Your Local Election Office will also let you fax or email the application.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Tracking your ballot

You can track your ballot directly with your state.

Once you receive your ballot...

  1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  2. Sign and date where indicated.
  3. Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  4. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.