Early voting got underway in the District on Monday, and already 1,095 voters have cast ballots, according to the D.C. Board of Elections.
You can join them this week by visiting the city office building at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW, between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. From Saturday, Oct. 27, until the following Saturday, Nov. 3, voters will be able to vote at seven additional voting centers, listed below. There is no early voting on Sundays or Monday, Nov. 5.
Any District resident can vote at any of the voting centers, regardless of which precinct you live in. If you wait till Election Day, however, you must vote at your precinct polling place. Note that if you want to vote on a paper ballot rather than a touch-screen machine, you must vote at One Judiciary Square.
This is the first presidential election where early voting is offered in the District. More than 266,000 District voters turned out in the 2008 election. In early voting’s biggest test to date, about 22,000 of 138,000 total voters cast early ballots in the 2010 primaries.
Ward 1: Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St. NW
Ward 2: One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW
Ward 3: Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW
Ward 4: Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren St. NW
Ward 5: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE
Ward 6: King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N St. SW
Ward 7: Dorothy Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road NE
Ward 8: Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Ave. SE