Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1061.06. Methods of registering to vote.

(a) To apply to register to vote, a covered voter may use a federal postcard application or the application’s electronic equivalent, or any other method approved under federal law.

(b) A covered voter may use the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot to apply to register to vote if the declaration is received by 21 days before the election.

(c) The Board shall ensure that the electronic transmission system described in § 1-1061.04(c) is capable of accepting both a federal postcard application and any other approved electronic registration application sent to the Board. The voter may use the electronic transmission system or any other method approved under federal law to register to vote.

(June 5, 2012, D.C. Law 19-137, § 106, 59 DCR 2542; Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-208, § 3, 63 DCR 15285.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1061.07.


Applicability of D.C. Law 21-208: § 5 of D.C. Law 21-208 provided that the change made to this section by § 3 of D.C. Law 21-208 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been given effect.

Section 7021 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 5 of D.C. Law 21-208. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-208 have been given effect.

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based on § 6 of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.