Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I am not sure if this is common. I went passed the ballot drop box and a person who wanted to drop off their ballot thought it was locked. It does look locked, but there is a darken piece is plastic that covers the entry point seamlessly, given the impression of a locked ballot box.”

Ed. Note: See all the drop box locations here. UPDATE: All boxes now open.

Michael writes:

“DC voters: If you’re using a drop box for your mail ballot, don’t misinterpret the padlock on the front of the box. The ballot slot (above the padlock) is indeed OPEN. I saw several people start to turn away, thinking the drop box wasn’t accepting ballots.”

Ed. Note: You can “Track the status of your mail-in ballot, from printed to accepted” here.

“Dear PoPville,

Despite receiving all of the lead-up mailings from the DC Board of Elections (so I know my address is correct), I haven’t yet received my ballot. The same is true for a few people in my building.

I can’t seem to find anything online. Should we have received them by now? Are they sending them out in batches? If so, it doesn’t seem to be by last name.

If anyone in the community may know, that would be great. Thanks!”


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