Elections

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: Do I need a user name and password to vote online:

A: Yes.


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: How do I request a paper ballot?

A: The deadline for requesting a paper ballot has passed. To vote in this year's section elections, you must vote online.


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 requested 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?

A: No.