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D.C. Bar General & Communities Elections

When can I vote?

Elections are now closed. The D.C. Bar general and Communities elections are held during the month of May.

Who is eligible to vote in the general election?

Active members in good standing on the member roll as of April 15 of the election year are eligible to vote in the Bar’s general election, or the first business day after April 15 should it fall on a weekend or Bar holiday. 

Who is eligible to vote in the Communities elections?

Any D.C. Bar member who is in good standing (active, inactive, or judicial status) and a member of a Community may vote in that Community’s election.

How do I vote?

Eligible voters receive an email link to the general election ballot, as well as to the ballots for their D.C. Bar Communities, from an independent vendor administering the D.C. Bar elections. Eligible voters can also access their ballot via their D.C. Bar member account during the voting period.

Voting takes place online only. Communities elections are included on the same ballot as the general election.

Are paper ballots available?

No. Voting takes place exclusively online. No paper ballots will be made available.

Why is there only one President-Elect candidate on the 2021 ballot?

An unprecedented year presented some unique challenges for those considering running for office, and the Bar concluded that, for the first time, it would present only one candidate to run unopposed for the President-Elect position. The Board of Governors authorized this approach, and the slate of candidates for all the elected positions was delivered to the Secretary on April 2, 2021.