Voting in Primaries and General Elections (2024)


Effective Date: Expiration Date: Chapters:
May 9, 2024 Jan. 1, 2025 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 2024 primaries and general elections in the District of Columbia and in neighboring jurisdictions:

Election Type District of Columbia Maryland Virginia
Primary Elections Tuesday, June 4, 2024 Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Tuesday, June 18, 2024
General Election Tuesday, November 5, 2024 Tuesday, November 5, 2024 Tuesday, November 5, 2024
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 Director Charles Hall, Jr., D.C. Department of Human Resources on May 9, 2024, 12:33 p.m.