Voting in Primaries and General Elections (2022)


Effective Date: Expiration Date: Chapters:
April 18, 2022 Dec. 31, 2022 12  


As in previous years, this issuance serves to remind and encourage all District government employees to exercise their right to vote during the upcoming primary and general elections. This issuance explains the administrative leave policy for voting. 

General Information

Each agency head shall take the necessary steps to ensure that employees within the agency are informed of the policy on voting, as specified in this issuance. Agencies must give 2 hours of administrative leave to employees for voting in any election or referendum on a civic matter in their community.

Employees must coordinate with their respective supervisors regarding any anticipated use of administrative leave for voting.

Voting Information

The following table provides a calendar of polling hours for the 2022 primaries and general elections in the District of Columbia and in neighboring jurisdictions:

Election Type District of Columbia Maryland Virginia
Primary Elections Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Tuesday, June 19, 2022 Tuesday, June 21, 2022
General Election Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Poll Hours 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

For detailed information on the upcoming elections, District government employees may visit the following websites:


  1. Subsections 1266.14 and 1266.15 of Chapter 12, Hours or Work, Legal Holidays and Leave, of Subtitle B of Title 6 of the D.C. Municipal Regulations.

Issued by Interim Director E. Lindsey Maxwell II, Esq., D.C. Department of Human Resources on April 18, 2022, 9:54 a.m.