Election Year 2014

April 1, 2014 Primary Election

  • What's on the ballot?

    The Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood Green, and Libertarian parties have qualified to hold primaries to select their party’s nominee in the general election for the following partisan offices:

    • Delegate to the US House of Representatives
    • Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • Ward 1, 3, 5 and 6 Members of the Council of the District of Columbia
    • Attorney General for the District of Columbia (tentatively included pending outcome of Bill 20-134)
    • United States ("Shadow") Representative
    • United States ("Shadow") Senator
    • District of Columbia Democratic State Committee Offices

  • Am I eligible to vote?
    In the District of Columbia, primaries are closed, party elections. This means that only voters registered with the Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood Green, or Libertarian parties may vote in their party's election. If you are a voter who is already registered, you must complete any changes to your party affiliation on or before March 3, 2014 in order to participate in the primary election.

    To avoid delays at the polling place, advanced registration is encouraged.
    • To confirm your registration, including party affiliation, click here
    • To access a registration application, click here. Registration applications sent by mail must be postmarked by March 3, 2014.

  • Where and when can I vote?
    You have the choice to vote early, by mail, or at your polling place on Election Day.

    • Early voting
      Early voting will be offered during the April 1, 2014 Primary Election. Information about dates, times, and locations will be available soon.

    • Vote by Mail
      Request your absentee ballot online here. All requests must be received by March 25, 2014.
      Your voted absentee ballot must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2014 and received by April 11, 2014.

    • At the Polls on Election Day
      On Election Day, vote at the polling place assigned to serve your residence. Look up your polling place here. Polls are open 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day.


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Washington, DC 20001
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