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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm District of Columbia
Governor:0 
Senators:0 
2000 Census:574,096 (0.20% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:0(0.00% of 435)
2010 Census:601,723 (0.19% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:0(0.00% of 435)
Capital:Washington, DC
 

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 District of Columbia
 Status: incorporated TERRITORY
 Organized as a Territory: 3 March 1791. Currently coterminous with the City of Washington, the District was originally a square ten miles on each side bifurcated by the Potomac River and consisting of land ceded to the Federal Government by Virginia and Maryland; that portion originally ceded by Virginia (the incorporated City of Alexandria and Alexandria County) was retroceded to that State as of 7 September 1846 (Alexandria County was renamed Arlington County, VA in 1920; Alexandria City became an Independent City of VA). The incorporated Cities of Georgetown and Washington- along with Washington County outside either of these- were considered a single municipal unit per the terms of the District's Territorial Government Act of 21 February 1871 (though the three older remaining Civil Divisions of D.C. continued to function as electoral districts); not until 11 February 1895, however, was the City of Washington officially made coterminous with the District of Columbia (at which point, the older Civil Divisions formally ceased to exist).

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General Election   All States
  1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November of each even-numbered year [D.C. Official Code D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.10(a)(3)(A); 1-1001.10(a)(3)(B); and 1-1001.10(a)(3)(C)].
Presidential Primary   All States
  (2003-2011) ... the primary under ... shall be held on the 2nd Tuesday in January of each presidential election year. [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. §1-1001.01(4)]
  (2012-2015) ... the primary under ... shall be held on the 1st Tuesday in April of each presidential election year. [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. § 1-1001.05(b)(1)
  (2015--) ... the primary under ... shall be held on the 2nd Tuesday in June of each presidential election year. [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. § 1-1001.05(a)(1)
State Primary   All States
  (--2011) ... primary elections ... shall be held on the 1st Tuesday after the 2nd Monday in September ... [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. §1-1001.10(3)(A) and (C)]
  (2012-2015) ... primary elections ... shall be held on the 1st Tuesday in April ... [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. § 1-1001.10(a)]
  (2015-2016) ... primary elections ... shall be held on the 2nd Tuesday in June of 2016 and the 1st Tuesday in September of each even-numbered year thereafter ... [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. § 1-1001.10(a)(3)(A)]
  (2017--) ... primary elections ... shall be held on the 3nd Tuesday in June of 2018 in each even-numbered year thereafter ... [D.C. Official Code Division I. Title 1. Chapter 10. Elections. Subchapter I. Regulation of Elections. § 1-1001.10(a)(3)(A)] [Primary Date Alteration Emergency Amendment Act Of 2017]
Polling times   All States
  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. [D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.10(b)(1); 3 DCMR § 703.1]


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