2020 Voting Information

Voting in the November, 2020 Election is already underway. Every year, millions of eligible voters are unable to cast a ballot because of a missed registration deadline, outdated registration information, or other problems with their voter registration. Don't let this happen to you.

Do you have a plan to vote?

Join the JCRC and participate in America's democracy. Use the links below to check your registration status, find early voting locations, request an absentee ballot, find ballot drop boxes in your area, or find polling locations for the election on November 3.

If you have experienced voter intimidation, or have a question about whether something qualifies as voter intimidation please call the Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).


JCRC Positions on Montgomery County Ballot Questions

This year, there are four Montgomery County Ballot questions that concern the county’s ability to raise necessary revenue and could impact the composition of the Montgomery County Council. After careful review, the JCRC has taken positions on three of the four ballot questions and we encourage you consider our recommendations when you vote. Click here to learn more.


This year, the U.S. is facing a record shortage of poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our democracy depends on community volunteers to ensure that elections run smoothly and that every vote is properly counted.

Great news for teens 16 and older! Even if you are not old enough to vote, you can help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all. You may even earn community service hours for participating!

Check out the following sites if you would like to volunteer:


  • DC
    • Deadline to register online and by mail has passed.
    • DC offers Same-Day Registration at Early Voting Centers and at the polls on Election Day. Bring a current  proof of address when you go to vote. Learn more here.
    • Click here to check your registration status.
    • All active DC registered voters will be sent a Mail-In-Ballot at their registered address beginning the first week in October
    • Early voting runs from Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020
    • Find ballot drop boxes here
       
  • Maryland
    • Deadline to register online or by mail person has already passed.
    • Click here to check your registration status.
    • Maryland also has same-day voter registration during early voting and on election day for the presidential general election (November 3). You can register to vote on election day by bringing a document showing proof of residency with you to vote. You can register to vote or change an existing voter registration during early voting October 26 through November 2 from 7 am to 8pm​,  by going to an early voting center in the county where you live and bringing a document showing proof of residency. Learn more here.
    • Deadline to request a ballot by mail has already passed.
    • Early voting runs from Monday, October 26, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020
    • Click here to find ballot drop boxes locations, early voting centers, and polling locations.
       
  • Virginia 
    • Deadline to register online, by mail, and in person has already passed.
    • Click here to check your registration status.
    • Deadline to request a ballot by mail has already passed
    • Early voting in Virginia runs from Friday, September 18, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • Click here to find early voting locations and polling locations for Nov. 3.
    • Find ballot drop boxes in Arlington County here; Fairfax County here; and Loudon County here. For all other Virginia locations, click here.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington is the community relations and public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community in the area, representing more than 120 Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout the national capital region, the third largest Jewish community in the United States. In addition to advocating for Jewish communal concerns before local, state, and federal governments, the JCRC takes positions on ballot questions of importance to the Jewish community and our fellow citizens.

This year, there are four Montgomery County Ballot questions that concern the county’s ability to raise necessary revenue and could impact the composition of the Montgomery County Council. After careful review, the JCRC has taken positions on three of the four ballot questions and we encourage you consider our recommendations when you vote. 

As a 501 c3 non profit organization, we cannot engage in partisan activity, but we are permitted to engage in lobbying on issues and legislation. Under IRS rules, advocacy for or against a ballot measure is considered direct lobbying.

Our democracy is only as strong as those who participate in it. Now is the time to get involved — don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard.