Check Your Special Ballot Status

Kindly complete the information below to check your special ballot status.

Note: Prior to 1984, your date of birth was not required. Since the passage of the Voter Validation Process in 1984, your date of birth is now required for the registration process. If you are unable to find your record and you registered prior to 1984, enter 01/01/1880 as your date of birth.

Special Ballot Review Process
If you vote a Special Ballot, the Board will determine whether to count your special ballot based on the information you provided on the Special Ballot Envelope. If you are a Same Day Registrant, are changing your name and/or address, or are listed as “ID Required,” and you did not provide valid proof of residence when you cast your special ballot, you must bring valid proof of residence to the Board of Elections by the close of business on the Tuesday after Election Day in order for your special ballot to be counted.

If you have any questions about your special ballot determination, please contact the Board of Elections at 1-866-DCVOTES (1-866-328-6837).

Right to Appeal
If the Board rejects your special ballot, you have the right to appeal. If you wish to appeal, call 202-727-2194 to set a time for your appeal hearing, which will be held no earlier than the Wednesday of the week after Election Day and no later than the Friday of the week after Election Day between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:45 PM. You may have a lawyer present or you may represent yourself. You should be prepared to present evidence to show that your special ballot should be counted. If you do not win your appeal, you have one business day after the Board makes its final determination to appeal the decision to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.