The voting process in Washington, D.C. is different from the rest of the nation. Although the District of Columbia has a larger population than some states, it is not legally a state. Because Washington, D.C. is not a state, its residents do not have the same voting rights as other Americans. Learn how to register, where to vote, and more in this FindLaw.com guide.
The citizens of Washington, D.C. do not have representatives in Congress, but they do elect local officials, and the voting processes in local elections, for the most part, are similar to the voting processes in other areas of the county.
You are eligible to vote in Washington, D.C. if you:
You are ineligible to vote if you:
There are several ways to register to vote in Washington, D.C. This includes registering:
Bring proof of residence for same-day voter registration at the polls.