If you’re a registered DC voter (and even if you’re not), you don’t have an excuse to miss the 2022 primary election.
Vote by mail
The DC Board of Elections mailed ballots to registered voters in May. Once you fill them out, you can either drop them in the mail or take them to an official ballot dropbox. Ward 3 dropbox locations include the Chevy Chase, Tenleytown and Cleveland Park libraries. They are accepting ballots until 8 p.m. until June 21st – the day of the primary.
Vote in person
If your ballot did not arrive in the mail or you prefer to vote in person, early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day through Sunday, June 19th. You can vote at any voting center, in any ward. Ward 3 locations include the UDC Student Center, Deal Middle School and the Chevy Chase Community Center.
By the way, if you’re a registered voter, it is too late to change your party affiliation. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so at any of the early voting and Election Day voting centers.
Per the DC Board of Elections: “In order to complete Same-Day Registration during the Early Voting period or on Election Day, you will need to complete a Voter Registration Application, swear or affirm that you are qualified to vote, and provide valid proof of residence.”
The final opportunity to vote in person is Tuesday, June 21st: primary Election Day. The voting centers on this day will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ward 3 voting centers include UDC’s Student Center, Deal Middle School, Capital Memorial Church, and the Chevy Chase Community Center.
Again, you can walk into any Election Day voting center to cast your ballot, and same-day voter registration is available.