Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I vote online?
A: Voting will take place on the Bar's Web site between April 29, 2014 and May 23, 2014.
Q: How do I request a paper ballot?
A: An online form is available if you wish to request a paper ballot.
Q: Will I need my user name and password to request a paper ballot online?
Q: What if I do not have or do not know my user name and password?
A: On the login page, click the link that says "Don't know your username/password?" in order to have the login information sent to the email address listed in your D.C. Bar membership record. If you do not have an email address on file with the D.C. Bar or if your email address is not current, you may call the Member Service Center at 202-737-4700 x3475 to request your login information.
Q: Can I request a paper ballot in writing?
A: Yes, to D.C. Bar Sections, Attention: Ballot Request, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005.Your request must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2014 and you must include your name, address, and D.C. Bar number as it is listed in your Bar membership record. You will be contacted if your request for a paper ballot cannot be accommodated.
Q: How much time do I have to request a paper ballot?
A: Requests for paper ballots must be submitted by April 15, 2014, the date by which one must be a section member in order to be eligible to vote in that section's election.
Q: I requested a paper ballot; can I still cast my vote online instead of using the ballot?
A: Yes, but voting online will invalidate your paper ballot. If you vote online and also return your paper ballot, the first ballot received will be official. Once your ballot has been cast, you will no longer be able to access online voting.
Q: Once I cast a paper ballot, can I change my vote online?
A: Once you cast your vote, whether by paper ballot or electronically, your vote is final. If you cast a paper ballot, you will only be able to access online voting if your paper ballot has not yet been received and processed. Whichever vote is received first is official.
Q: What happens if I vote online while waiting for the arrival of a requested paper ballot?
A: If you vote online, you will not be able to cast a paper ballot.
Q: If I request a paper ballot this year, is that information retained for next year, allowing me to receive a paper ballot automatically next year without requesting it?