DC Precincts Closed For June Elections; Mail-In Voting Encouraged

Michael O'Connell

WASHINGTON, DC — All 144 voting precincts in the District will be closed for the June election days, following guidance from health experts and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The precincts are being closed due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

District voters will still be able to vote in the June 2 Primary Election and Ward 2 Special Election on June 16. The D.C. Board of Elections is encouraging District residents to request mail-in ballots.

In addition, early voting centers in the District will be expanded from 15 to 20 to accommodate additional voters. Early voting centers will be open May 22-June 2. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, BOE strongly urges voters to request a mail-in ballot rather than voting in person.

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Voters can request an absentee (mail-in) ballot online from the BOE. Requests must be received by the BOE no later than the seventh day before the election. The deadline for the June 2 Primary Election is May 26. Completed ballots must be mailed on or before Election Day and received by the BOE within seven days after the election.

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This article originally appeared on the Washington DC Patch