What to Know About Voting in the 2022 General Election

What’s On the Ballot, Where to Go, and When You’ll Get Results

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A mail ballot drop box on C Street near Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. NE). E.O’Gorek/CCN

DC Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Here’s what you need to know.

On the Ballot
Voters will elect the Delegate to the House of Representatives, the DC Shadow Representative, DC Mayor, Attorney General for DC, Chairman of the DC Council, two At-Large Councilmembers, the Ward 6 Councilmember, Ward 6 State Member of the State Board of Education and the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in their Single Member District.

Your ANC and SMDs may have changed due to redistricting. Check your current SMD and ANC here: anc.dc.gov/page/anc-2023-anc-and-smd-boundaries

Initiative 82 is also on the ballot. If passed, the measure would gradually increase base wage to tipped workers from current $5.05/hour to minimum wage by 2027.

The special recall election for ANC 6A04 took place on Oct. 23.

Important Dates

  • Ballots Mailed Out: Oct. 3
  • Drop Boxes: Oct. 14 until Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
  • In-Person Early Voting: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Election Day Voting: Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How to Vote In Person or By Mail
You can vote early and in person from any voting center no matter where you live. They are open Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the Hill, early voting happens at Rosedale Recreation Center (Gymnasium, 1701 Gales St. NE), King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N St. SW) and Sherwood Recreation Center (640 Tenth St. NE). See the full list at earlyvoting.dcboe.org.

Vote Centers are open Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the Early Vote Centers, which remain open, Hill residents can vote at Eastern Market (225 Seventh St. SE, North Hall), Jefferson Middle School Academy (801 Seventh St. SW, Gymnasium); J.O. Wilson Elementary School (660 K St. NE, Multi-Purpose Room);  Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol St. NE, Church Hall); Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. SE, Multi-Purpose Room);  Stuart-Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE, Gymnasium); Watkins Elementary School (420 12 St. SE, Multi-Purpose Room); Miner Elementary School (601 15 St. NE, Gymnasium). See all voting centers at dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Election-Day-Vote-Locations

To vote by mail, you can deposit completed mail ballots in one of 55 drop boxes from Friday, Oct. 14, until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Find a box near you: https://dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Mail-Ballot-Drop-Boxes.

You can mail in your vote via the United States Postal Service (USPS) but it has to be postmarked no later than Nov. 8. Even so, DCBOE will not count mail-in ballots received after Nov. 15.

When Are Results Available?

Unofficial election night totals will include ballots received by mail and at ballot boxes by Nov. 7 as well as the ballots cast at Vote Centers. Mail-in ballots will be counted until Nov. 15, and totals will be updated on the dcboe.org website. DCBOE does an audit and is expected to certify the results of the election by Nov. 30.

Get more info at dcboe.org