National Voter Registration Day/Weekend Events and a Query about Registering

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2016 at 3:45 pm 9 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I filled out the DC voter registration form, signed and scanned it, and emailed it to the contact that it said in the email, but never got any response… Does anyone know if you just assume your registered, or should I get a confirmed response at some point?

From an email:

“The Carlos Rosario School is hosting a Voter Registration and Education Fair from 5:00-7:30pm. We’ll have local artists and musicians, free food from Los Hermanos, activities for the whole family, voter resources and even a practice voting booth. Community partners like Mary’s Center, GALA Theater, OLA and DC Board of Elections will be here, too. Join us at 1100 Harvard Street NW in Columbia Heights and celebration National Voter Registration Day.”



“Today is National Voter Registration Day and we invite you to join us for the first ever “Hillary Con” this Friday, September 30th from 7-10pm at Town Tavern to kick-off voter registration weekend!

The idea started because we wanted amidst all the election crazy an event that celebrates Hillary as the best candidate for President, but also everything she has done for women (i.e. pantsuits) and we wanted to hold it an a woman owned bar. We found a great partner in Gracie, owner of Town Tavern who offered us the opportunity to turn our event into a low low low dollar fundraiser.

Get your ticket now for entry & specials:
$5 Online/Eventbrite, $10 At The Door!
Drink Specials Galore. Raffles. Best Dressed Hillary Contest & More..

All of that money will be donated to Vote.org, a fantastic non-profit that has already registered hundreds of thousands of new voters via its online voter registration tools.


The Vision:
Hillaries drinking.
Hillaries in dress suits.
Hillaries in pants suits.
HIllaries and power suits of every color and gender identity.
Hillaries with sunglasses.
Hillaries in headbands.
Nice Hillaries. Mean Hillaries.
Hilliaries being however they wanna be.

Dress as Hillary and/or come hang out with others dressed like Hillary to kick off Voter Registration weekend!! Of course we’ll be also making sure folks are registered to vote.”

  • CHGal

    You’ll get a card. But you can also verify on the DC BOEE website.

    • CS

      I’d post the link, but in case it filters me out, if you just google dc voter registration, google nicely gives you you the DC link for “check if you’re registered to vote”

      • M

        Not DC related, but the DNC has a website (IWillVote.com) that can confirm if you’re already registered at your address, too. I registered to vote in DC earlier this year and didn’t get a confirmation, but went during the presidential primary and was A-OK! The above website confirmed my registration just now — so hopefully that can help!

        • Sara

          Be careful of this one though – IWillVote.com told me that I wasn’t registered at my current address even though I voted in the primaries a few months ago. I double checked it at DCBOE and I was totally registered.

  • i8pi

    Does anyone know about how long it should take to receive the card? I registered at the DMV when I got my DC license about 6 weeks ago.

    • It takes 2-3 weeks. If you haven’t gotten a card yet, check online at https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/reg_status/ to see if you are registered. If you are, you are set. If not, you have until October 11th.

      • Ward One Resident

        And DC has same-day voter registration so should you arrive at the polls on Election Day and find you are not on the rolls, you can register and vote right then.

  • MinEdgewood

    You’ll get mailed a card, but you won’t get a response to your email. When I updated my address a few weeks before the primary this year, I think it appeared updated online within just a few days. (And received my updated voter reg card within 10 days or so.)

  • SB

    They don’t send you a confirmation, but I called them a bunch of times at their main line to speak with a representative after getting multiple e-mails telling me that I hadn’t submitted a signature page (which was false, and one of the e-mails came after I was officially registered). The woman was really nice and double-checked for me that my paperwork was being properly processed. The DC BOE website has a voter registration verification, but it takes about 6-8 weeks to process applications so it won’t show up online for quite a while.


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