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All DC registered voters will be sent a mail-in ballot in early October. This means the first and crucial step is to check and confirm your registration as soon as possible. If you received the recent Board of Education mailer related to updating voter information and all your information was correct, you do not need to do anything and you will receive a mail-in ballot or you can vote in person. If you did not get the mailer or are unsure, you can check and confirm your information here, or you can call the Board of Elections at 202-727-2525 between 8:15am and 4:45pm Monday through Friday for assistance.


If the information on the mailer was not correct or if you are not registered to vote, you will need to update your information or register to vote here. The process can be a bit complicated since you will need to print and sign the form. 


Mail-in ballots will be sent out the first week in October. Once you receive your mail-in ballot, you should vote, seal, and sign your ballot. Then return it by mail or drop it at a secure drop-box or open vote center (see locations below). You can use any drop box or open vote center to drop your completed mail-in ballot, or you can put it in the mail.


Drop-boxes are scheduled to be available in October. Early-vote centers will be open from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 (8:30am-7pm); and early-vote centers and election-day vote centers will be open on Nov. 3 (7am-8pm). Curbside voting will be available for seniors and the disabled at all early and election-day polling places.


Drop-boxes in the ERCV area

  • Takoma Metro Station
  • Shepherd Park Library
  • Fourth District Police Station
  • Lamond Recreation Center


Early Vote Centers in the ERCV area

  • Ida B. Wells Middle School
  • Emery Heights Community Center


Election-Day Vote Center in the ERCV area

  • Takoma Education Campus
  • Shepherd School
  • LaSalle-Backus Education Campus


If you choose not to vote by mail, you can vote in person (and same-day register) at an early- vote center from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 (8:30am-7pm), or at an early vote center or election-day vote center on Nov. 3 (7am-8pm). If you choose to vote in person, voting early is recommended! A map of all locations is available here. Click on one of the colored tabs and a box with complete information for that site will pop up.


ERCV is available to help you with checking your voter registration or getting registered, and ERCV volunteers are available to pick up and deliver completed ballots to a drop-box any day from Tues., Oct. 27, through election day, Tues., Nov. 3. Your ballot must be sealed and signed on the envelope. Call us at 202-656-7322 or email us to request any of these services. We are not providing rides to voting places, so be sure you are registered so you will receive your own ballot in the mail.


We thank Erin Palmer, ANC 4B02 Commissioner, for compiling this voter information and sharing it with us. Look for updates in our mid-month Calendar Updates in September and October and in the October Village Voice.

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