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D.C. Bar General & Communities Elections

How do I submit a petition to run for office?

Pursuant to Article II, Section 4 of the D.C. Bar Bylaws, an Active D.C. Bar member may secure a spot on the ballot by filing a petition bearing the signatures of at least 417 Active members of the D.C. Bar, that figure representing at least one-half of one percent of the Bar’s active membership as of the first business day of 2022.

Petitions are due no later than 5:00 PM ET on March 25, 2022. Click here to access the petition.

When can I vote?

Voting in the 2022 D.C. Bar general and Communities elections will take place from April 28 to June 1, 2022.

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.