District of Columbia Electoral SituationAbsentee ballots require an excuse: yes
Early voting: no
Felons: The District of Columbia prohibits felons currently in prison from voting. Once an individual has completed their sentence, their right to vote is automatically restored.
ID Laws: First-time voters who register by mail and do not provide ID verification with registration application need: Valid and current photo ID; Current utility bill; Bank statement; Government check; Paycheck; or any other document that includes your name and address.
Mandatory poll worker/election official training: yes
Paper trail: no
Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: no
Registration deadline: 30 days before the election
Uniform voting system: yes