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Voter Information from the DC Board of Elections

DC Registration Requirements:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident of the District of Columbia
  • Be at least 16 years old (District residents may preregister to vote at age 16, but will not receive a voter registration card or be eligible to vote until they are at least 17 with a date of birth indicating that they will be 18 on or before the next general election.)
  • Not be in jail on a felony conviction
  • Not have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
  • Not claim voting residence outside of the District of Columbia

DC Voter ID Requirements:

"Registered voters do not have to show ID to vote. If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide identification when registering, you may need to show identification in order to cast a regular ballot. Voters registering during the early voting period or at the polls on Election Day will need to provide proof of residence in order to register and vote:"

  • Copy of a current and valid photo identification
  • Copy of a current utility bill (not including cell phone bills)
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Another government document that shows your name and address

(from the DC Board of Elections)


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