In Washington, DC, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.
Vote Early in Person
All voters in Washington, DC can vote in person before Election Day at the Board of Elections' office and at all other designated early voting centers from October 22, 2012 to November 3, 2012.
Vote Early by Mail
You can also vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot and submitting it by mail.
First, complete the Online Absentee Ballot Request Form . Alternatively, you may print and complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it to the Board of Elections' office by mail or in person. The Board of Elections' office must receive your Request Form by October 30th.
If mailed, your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the Board of Elections' office by 10 days after Election Day. Alternatively, you may deliver your completed absentee ballot in person to the Board of Elections' office or to a polling place by 8:00pm on Election Day.