Six weeks remain until the Nov. 6 general election, and not just the presidency is on the ballot here in the District. Voters also will select two at-large D.C. Council members, four ward members, a congressional delegate, “shadow” members of Congress, State Board of Education members and advisory neighborhood commissioners, plus several charter amendments.
So don’t delay in registering to vote — and there’s no better day than today, National Voter Registration Day.
If you were at certain D.C. government facilities today — such as the Department of Human Services offices on H Street and in Anacostia, the Department of Motor Vehicles’s Southwest branch or the Reeves Center — perhaps you registered as part of a voter drive sponsored by the D.C. Board of Elections. If not, you can check your voter status on the board Web site and register online if you are not on the rolls.
And remember: D.C. has same-day registration, so you can show up and vote on Nov. 6 even if you are not registered, as long as you bring proof of residence. Also remember: D.C. has early voting, which starts Oct. 22.
If you live in the Washington area but not in the District, you can visit MetroDCVote.org for more on how to register to vote, vote early, or request an absentee ballot in your home jurisdiction.