June 21, 2022
November 8, 2022
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
- John F Kennedy
Poll Opening & Closing Times
Polls are open in District of Columbia from
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
These times are general. Your polling place may open or close at a different time.
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
- George Washington
"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."
- Abraham Lincoln
2024 Presidential Primary:
2024 Presidential Election:
November 5, 2024
How the electoral college works...
3 = the number of electoral votes for the state of District of Columbia.
538 = the total number of electoral votes in the Electoral College.
270 = number of electoral votes necessary to WIN the Presidential election!
Electoral votes are divvied up based on the Census. Each state gets a number of votes equal to the number of Senators plus Representatives in its U.S. Congressional delegation, except DC. The 23rd Amendment entitles DC to the same number of electoral votes as that of the least populous state.
District of Columbia awards its 3 electoral votes to the Presidential candidate who wins the election in District of Columbia.
The first candidate to reach 270 wins the Presidency!
Why 270? If you divide 538 (total electoral votes) in half = 269 = A tie. Therefore, when a candidate hits 270, they have the majority of states electoral votes needed to win.
0 = the number of US Senators from District of Columbia.
2 = the number of US Senators per state.
100 = the total number of Senators in the US Senate.
50 states x 2 US Senators per state = 100 US Senators.
Length of term: 6 years.
Term limits: no.
In the case of a TIE VOTE in the Senate, the Vice-President casts the tie-breaking vote.
US House Of Representatives
1 = number of Delegates representing the District of Columbia in the "House."
DC elects a non-voting Delegate to the House who can draft legislation but cannot vote.
435 = the total number of Members in the House.
Length of term: 2 years.
Term limits: no.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
- Thomas Jefferson
District of Columbia Government
D.C. City Council...
Website: click here.
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases."
- John Adams