Vote Safe DC

How and Where Can I Vote?

The General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. The DC Board of Elections is the official source of information on the 2020 DC elections.

All active voters will be sent a Mail-In Ballot to their registered home address beginning the first week in October.

You can check your registration status by going to this page on the Board of Elections website.

Vote Safe DC Campaign

Below is from the DC Board of Elections website, which you can also find here:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DC Board of Elections (BOE or the Board) has developed the Vote Safe DC campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that every vote is counted and that everyone, from voters to election workers, is safe. This page is the official source for information regarding the BOE COVID-19 response and changes that are being made to the November 3, 2020 General Election. This page will be updated when new information becomes available. Please note, the Board is the only official source of information regarding the 2020 District of Columbia elections.

The Board is mailing every registered voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.


The BOE is developing safety protocols to protect voters and election workers in consultation with the CDC and other leading federal agencies to make voting as safe as possible. However, the safest option for voters to reduce their risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus is to mail every registered qualified voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election in addition to opening 32 Vote Centers during the early voting period (October 27 – November 2) and 95 Vote Centers on Election Day, November 3, 2020.”

Mail-In Ballot Instructions

You can review the specific instructions here on how to indicate your vote for each candidate on the ballot, how to place the ballot in the sleeve, where to sign it, and how to seal the envelope provided. Follow precisely or else your ballot will not be counted.

Mail-In Drop Box Locations

You may drop off your voted mail-in-ballot in ANY Ballot Drop Box at ANY time, before 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 3, 2020.


Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street, NW

Chevy Chase Library
5625 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Tenley-Friendship Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Palisades Library
4901 V Street, NW

Second District Police Station
3320 Idaho Avenue, NW


Early Vote Centers

Vote Centers for the November 3 General Election will open Tuesday, October 27, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020, from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm.

Ward 3 Early Vote Centers can be found here.


Election Day Vote Centers

Election Day Vote Centers for the November 3 General Election will open Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day), from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Ward 3 Election Day Vote Centers can be found here.


Track Your Ballot

You can track you ballot after you’ve dropped it off at a drop box or mailed it at a USPS office here. You will receive notification from the Board of Elections that your ballot status was “returned” on a specific date (and date it was “issued” to you) which just means that it has been received. You will then be notified when your ballot has been accepted for counting.