Schedule of Elections

Elections in the District of Columbia are scheduled for every even-numbered year, with the primary for partisan offices held in September and the general election held in November. In years where a presidential election occurs, a presidential preference primary is also held in January. Other offices and measures (such as initiative, referendum, and recall) may be added to the ballot later.

January 13, 2004 Presidential Preference Primary Election

  • Politcal Parties Presidential Preference (Democratic and Statehood Green Parties Only)

September 14, 2004 Primary Election

  • Delegate to the US House of Representatives
  • National Committeemen and National Committeewomen
  • Local Committees of Political Parties
  • At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 2 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 4 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 7 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 8 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • United States Representative

November 2, 2004 General Election

  • Electors of President and Vice President of the United States
  • Delegate to the US House of Representatives
  • At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (two to be elected)
  • Ward 2 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 4 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 7 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Ward 8 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • District One Member of the Board of Education
  • District Two Member of the Board of Education
  • United States Representative
  • Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (286 Commissioners)
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