By Southwester Staff

“Vote Week” runs from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, the day before Election Day. Here are the ways D.C. residents can make sure their ballot is received and their vote is counted.

  • Those who want to cast their ballot during ”Vote Week” may visit any Early Vote Center, one of which is at Washington Nationals Park – Concourse Area. Other voting centers in Southwest are: Walker-Jones Education Campus – Gymnasium; Kennedy Recreation Center – Gymnasium; and, Sherwood Recreation Center – Gymnasium.
  • Vote Centers for the November 3 General Election will open Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, through Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, from 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. On Nov. 3, 2020 (Election Day), Vote Centers will open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • D.C. residents can return their mail-in ballot by following the instructions on their envelope and dropping them in the US mail. Those ballots must be postmarked no later than November 3 and must be received by the Elections Board within 10 days of Election Day. 
  • D.C. residents can also carry their completed and sealed ballots to any Early Vote Center through Nov. 2, or any drop box through 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. A few drop box locations are: Southwest Library (425 M St., SW), Eastern Market (225 7th St., SE), and BOE Headquarters (1015 Half St., SE).
  • On Election Day, Nov. 3, D.C. Residents can visit any Election Day Vote Center across the District and receive their correct ballot. For a full list of locations visit the Board of Elections website at

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