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District of Columbia Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Board of Elections and Ethics (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process:
Appointed by Mayor and approved by Council. No party may have more than 2 members on the board. Chairperson is designated by Mayor.
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts
Current Official(s): Wilma Lewis (Chair), Dr. Lenora Cole, and Charles Lowery
Public Office Experience:
End of Terms:
Cole - July 7th, 2005; Lewis - July 7th, 2006; Lowery - July 7th, 2007
Contact Information: Board of Elections and Ethics
Government of the District of Columbia
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street NW
Suite 250 North
Washington, DC 20001 (202) 727-2525>[email protected]

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