National Elections Are November 8: Do you know when and where to cast your vote?
Voting is an important civic duty and amazing privilege.
During the last presidential election less than 60% of eligible voters came out to make their voices heard. Register to vote, learn where to can cast your ballot, find out more about the election process, or sign up for an absentee ballot for the November 8 general election at your local elections office.
Deadlines are confusing and may differ from state to state. The deadlines for registering to vote by mail are October 11 in DC, although qualified individuals may register and vote during the early voting period October 28-November 7 and on election day November 8. In Maryland, October 18 is the deadline for registering on-line but you can also register and vote during the early voting period October 27-November 3. Make sure you bring with you all the required identification information. In Virginia, the deadline for registering to vote is October 17. Virginia offers in-person absentee voting (ending November 5) at designated sites.
District of Columbia Board of Elections
Maryland State Board of Elections
Virginia Department of Elections
Above, Seabury at Friendship Terrace residents participated in a voter registration drive with the District of Columbia Board of Elections earlier this year.