Voting Info: Ward 2 Special Election

The Ward 2 Special Election is on Tuesday, June 16th. DC voters are encouraged to vote by mail and must request a mail-in ballot by June 9. Completed mail-in ballots must be postmarked by June 16th. There will be limited in-person voting available at Ward 2 voting centers from June 12 through June 16. Here’s what you need to know:

Voting By Mail

In order to vote by mail in the June 16 Special Election, you must request an absentee ballot from the DC Board of Elections by June 9. Request your ballot one of these ways:

Mobile App

The quickest way to request your ballot is via the official Vote4DC mobile app. Click to download the app for iPhone or Android and then fill out the form to request your ballot. This takes less than 5 minutes!

Email

You can fill out and save this pdf form and email it to DCabsentee@dcboe.org. Download the pdf, complete all the information required, save the form, and email it to DCabsentee@dcboe.org.

While the form says you “must” print and sign it, you do not actually need to print and sign it!

Receiving Your Mail-In Ballot

You can track the status of your ballot request here. If you requested a mail-in ballot but the tracker doesn’t indicate that it was received or your ballot doesn’t arrive on time, you can vote in person. A poll worker at one of Ward 2’s voting centers will help you cast an in-person ballot and ensure you only vote once. More info on voting in person here.

Haven’t Received Your Mail-In Ballot Yet?

If you haven’t received the mail-in ballot you requested for the June 16 Democratic primary, the Board of Elections is recommending you email your full name, date of birth, and the address where you requested the ballot be sent to dcabsentee@dcboe.org or info@votesafedc.com, or calling the Board of Elections at 202-741-5283. Please cc or bcc Info@JordanForWard2.com to help us track these issues. You can also still vote in-person! Details here.

Completing Your Mail-In Ballot

Once you get your ballot in the mail, fill it out to vote! Instructions on how to vote and return your ballot will be included. The ballot will also include an I Voted sticker and a prepaid envelope to send it back. Make sure to double-check you signed in all the right places and then put your sealed ballot in a mailbox (no stamp required) or return it to any of DC’s voting centers. Take a photo of your signed ballot for your records.

Ballots must be postmarked no later than June 16! To guarantee your vote is counted on time, don’t wait until the last minute!

  • Get Help

Have questions about voting? Call the campaign at 202-594-8310 or email Info@JordanForWard2.com

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In-Person Voting

There will be voting centers open in Ward 2 open from June 12 through Special Election Day (June 16). You can vote at any voting center regardless of where you live. The most convenient voting locations for Ward 2 voters are:

In-person voting is open 8:30am to 7pm during Early Voting (June 12–June 15) and from 7am to 8pm on Election Day (June 16).

Register to Vote or Update Registration

DC allows same-day voter registration at any voting center. You can also update your voting address same-day. To register to vote or update your address in person, you need to provide a document with your name and current DC address. Acceptable documents include: current government-issued photo ID; utility bill issued no earlier than 90 days before the election; a current residential lease or rental agreement. (Full list of accepted documents available here.)

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check the status of your mail-in ballot request here. If you requested a mail-in ballot and it hasn’t arrived, you are encouraged to vote in person by June 2. A poll worker at one of DC’s 20 voting centers will help you cast an in-person ballot and ensure you only vote once.

We recommended voting by mail to help everyone have a safe, healthy voting experience but we understand that some voters are not receiving ballots even after requesting them. Thankfully, serious efforts have been taking place to make voting in person low-risk, including the use of masks, gloves, distancing, and other precautions. Voters tell us it was easy for them and felt safe. If you have requested an absentee ballot, poll workers might tell you to fill out a special ballot (provisional ballot). This is so they can make sure later that you only voted once. If you receive this instruction, we suggest you agree to it. It is likely that lines will be shortest in the next few days.

Yes! DC allows same-day voter registration at any of the 20 voting centers from now through Election Day on June 2. You can also update your voting address same-day. To register to vote or update your address in person, you need to provide a document with your name and current DC address. Acceptable documents are listed below. If you don’t have the required identification forms, you may cast a special/provisional ballot. Though you can register to vote same-day in DC, existing voters may not change your party registration on the day of the election.

Acceptable documents for registration:

  • A copy of a current and valid government-issued photo identification
  • A utility bill for water, gas, electricity, cable, internet, telephone, or cellular phone service issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A savings, checking, credit, or money market account statement from a bank or credit union issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A paycheck, stub, or earning statement that includes the employer’s name, address, and telephone number and was issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A government-issued document or check from a federal or District agency, other than the Board of Elections, issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A current residential lease or rental agreement
  • An occupancy statement from a District homeless shelter issued no earlier than 90 days before the election
  • A tuition or housing bill from a District of Columbia college or university issued for the current academic or housing term

Ballots must be postmarked or returned to a voting center by June 2. This means that if you deposit it in a mailbox, you have to be careful to make sure you check when the mailbox is set to be picked up. Find a mailbox close to you here. For guaranteed timely delivery, you may also return your ballot directly to a voting center. Whether you use a mailbox, post office, or voting center, we suggest taking a photo to document your timely mailing of your vote.

Yes! All registered voters in Ward 2 are eligible to vote in the June 16 special election.

You may mail it at any post office, mailbox, or return it to any voting center. If you deposit it in a mailbox, you have to be careful to make sure you check when the mailbox is set to be picked up. Some aren’t picked up every day. If, for instance, you deposited it on 6/2 at 5pm but that day’s last pickup already occurred, it wouldn’t be postmarked by 6/2 and wouldn’t be guaranteed to count. You may also return your ballot to a voting center. Whether you use a mailbox, post office, or voting center, we suggest taking a photo to document your timely mailing of your vote. 

In most cases, you do NOT need ID to vote in DC. The voting center staff will ask for your name, address, and signature.

You can vote in DC if you will be 18 byNov. 3, 2020. If you are currently 17 and will turn 18 by the General Election, you can vote in the June 2 Primary!

Important Dates

June 9

Last day to request your mail-in ballot for the Ward 2 Special Election!

June 16

Special Election Day, last day to mail in your ballot!

Additional Resources

  • Get Help

Have questions about voting? Call the campaign at 202-594-8310 or email Info@JordanForWard2.com