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Georgetown Guide to Voter Registration and Early Voting 2012

There are just 41 days until Election Day.

Tuesday marked National Voter Registration Day and with only 41 days left until the election – NOW is the time to register. You might also want to start thinking about voting early, starting Oct. 22, if you have an unreliable schedule.

Registering

District of Columbia residents have until Oct. 19 to submit registration applications and update registration information in person at the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square. Forms are available online.

Should you choose to mail in your forms, they must be postmarked by Oct. 9 and received within 10 days. Forms can be mailed to DC Board of Elections and Ethics 441, 4th Street, NW, Suite 250 North, Washington, D.C. 20001.

D.C. does have an Election Day registration policy that allows residents to register at their precinct’s poll on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To register you must have lived in D.C. 30 days prior to the election and you must be 18-years-old by Election Day.

Voting

Absentee ballot requests can be made online and must be received by Oct. 30.

Absentee ballots must be sent to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics (address above) and postmarked by Election Day. Ballots must be received within 10 days.

Registered voters can vote in the election early. Early election voters may go to One Judiciary Square or a satellite location Monday, Oct. 22 to Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 7p.m. Early election locations will not be open Sunday, Oct. 28.

To find your precinct, enter your address here. Georgetown's voting locations are Christ Church (3116 O St., NW) and Duke Ellington School of the Arts (3500 R St., NW).

For more local voting information visit MetroDCVote.org.

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