Yes. If otherwise qualified, residents may register at their precinct’s polling place on Election Day and cast a special ballot that same day. Residents may also register and vote a special ballot at any early voting center (the Board’s Office or satellite locations).
Whether residents register at their precinct’s polling place on Election Day, or at an early voting center, they will need to complete a voter registration application, swear or affirm that you are a qualified elector, and provide valid proof of residence.
DC residents can register at the polls on Election Day if they bring one of the following items:
- Current and valid government issued photo identification card with your address
- Current lease or utility bill with your address
- Bank statement with your address
- Government issued check with your address
- Paycheck/stub with your name and address
- Other government issued document that shows your name and address
Note: Student voters may also present housing assignment forms and/or tuition or housing bills from District colleges and universities as proof of residence, and homeless residents may present occupancy statements from District homeless shelters.
NOTE: If residents are previously registered, they may not change their party affiliation either on Election Day or at an early voting center.
District residents can also register in-person at the Board’s headquarters. The last day for in-person registration is Friday, October 19, 2012. Voter Registration applications are available at any District of Columbia public library, firehouse, police station and on the Board’s website.