District of Columbia
Find Out Where to Vote
Enter any DC address into the Search Tool to locate the closest Mail Ballot Drop Box, Early Vote Center, or Election Day Vote Center. https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Find-Out-Where-to-Vote
Mail-in-Ballot Drop Box Locations
You may drop your voted mail-in-ballot in ANY Ballot Drop Box at ANY time beginning Monday, October 5 until 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Mail-Ballot-Drop-Sites
Early Voting Centers
Vote Centers for the November 3 General Election will open Tuesday, October 27, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020, from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm. On November 3, 2020 (Election Day), Vote Centers will open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. The Super Vote Centers will be available to accommodate large numbers of voters, but do not offer curbside voting. https://earlyvoting.dcboe.org/
Election Day Vote Centers
Election Day Vote Centers for the November 3 General Election will open Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day), from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. The Super Vote Centers will be available to accommodate large numbers of voters, but do not offer curbside voting. https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Election-Day-Vote-Centers
Any registered voter can vote. If you are not registered to vote, learn about how to register. When can I vote? For the 2020 Presidential General Election:
Mail in Ballots
If you are registered to vote in Maryland, you can use this system to request a mail-in ballot: https://www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html
Early Voting Centers
You can vote in person during early voting. Early voting will be held from Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020. During early voting, go to an early voting center in the county where you live. Early voting centers will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.
Election Day Voting Centers
On election day, go to an election day voting center (PDF) (Excel) in the county where you live between 7 am and 8 pm. More information and location search at: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch
To find your polling location from another state, go to your state Board of Election webpage or check out this tool at: https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/
Voter Registration Information
As a student, you have a constitutional right to register and vote in the place you consider to be “home” — whether that’s your parents’ house, your apartment, or your residence hall room. But before you make the important decision about where to vote, make sure you know the rules (and sometimes consequences) of registering to vote in that state.
Click here for a voter guide with state by state information or find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more by visiting the National Voter Registration Day voter help page.
District of Columbia
Information on DC’s voter registration can be found here: https://www.vote4dc.com/ApplyInstructions/Register
To be eligible to vote in the District of Columbia, you must:
- 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
Information on registering to vote in Maryland: http://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html
To register to vote in Maryland, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen;
- A Maryland resident; and
- At least 16 years old*.
You cannot have been:
- Convicted of buying or selling votes;
- Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or
- Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. (Effective March 10, 2016)
*You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
To find registration deadlines and status from another state, go to your state Board of Election webpage or check out this tool at: https://www.vote.org/voter-registration-deadlines/