2022 DC Primary Voters Guide

June 21 is Primary Day in DC District voters will choose who they want to be on their party’s ticket for congressional delegate, mayor, attorney general and a host of council seats. This is what you need to know.

It’s a big year for DC politics.

June 21 is Primary Day. District voters will choose who they want to be on their party’s ticket for Congressional Delegate, Mayor, Attorney General and a host of DC Council seats.

Of course, in a dark blue city like DC, the winners of the Democratic primary are almost assured of their position.

Here is everything you need to know.

When do I receive my ballot?

The DC Board of Elections began mailing ballots to registered voters this week.

Sample ballots are online.

Most registered voters will receive a ballot.

Since this is a primary election and not a general election, voters registered as “independents” will not receive a ballot. Only those registered in one of the four major parties may participate.

Where and when to vote

Early Voting Centers are open June 10-19 from 8:30 am to 7 pm

Vote Centers are open on Primary Day from 7 am to 8 pm

The District has an online searchable map for voters.

You can also check “The Queue” on dcboe.org to see real-time wait times at Early Voting Centers.

DC Mail Ballot Drop Boxes open May 27 and are available until 8:00 pm on June 21. Here are the DC Ballot Drop Box locations Voters can drop a mail-in ballot at any drop box.

Do you need to register?

You can register online and the DC Board of Elections provides registration forms.

Here are some notable dates.

  • Deadline for receipt of voter registration applications submitted by mail or online: may 31
  • Deadline to update voter registration with party affiliation: may 31
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot (you do not need to request an absentee ballot unless you are out of your DC residence during the 2022 primary election): June 6th
  • Deadline for Uniformed Absentee Voters and Overseas Citizens (UOCAVA) to request an absentee ballot: June 18, at 4:45 p.m.
  • Deadline for DCBOE to receive voted absentee ballots: June 28th

You can register the same day at any Early Voting Center from June 10 to June 21 with proof of residency. Please note that Early Voting Centers will be closed on June 20 in observance of the June 16 holiday.


Delegate to the US House of Representatives.



The DC delegate is a non-voting member of the House.




Attorney General


Republicans are not running.

DC Council President



General Member of the Council



District 1 Council Member


Republicans are not running.

District 3 Council Member



District 5 Council Member



District 6 Council Member

Councilman Charles Allen is running unopposed.

shadow representative

Shadow Representatives are recognized by DC, but not officially sworn into Congress or seated in the House.


*WTOP is listing primary candidates appointed by the DC Board of Elections.

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