The Green Papers: District of Columbia 2020 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2020. Find 2021 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 4 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Wednesday 5 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent President .
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
2010 Census:601,723 (0.19% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Capital:Washington, DC

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District of Columbia State and Local Government

District of Columbia 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

Only voters registered with the Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood Green, and Libertarian parties are eligible to vote in a primary election. Unregistered voters may register and declare their party affiliation during early voting or on election day.

2020 Elections from the DC Board of Elections.

Candidate List from the DC Board of Elections.

2 June 2020 Primary returns from the DC Board of Elections.

General Election Candidate List from the DC Board of Elections.

3 November 2020 returns from the DC Board of Elections.


President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (6, 8 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 317,323 92.15% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Republican 18,586 5.40% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Scattering 3,137 0.91% Write-in
  Candidate Libertarian 2,036 0.59% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 1,726 0.50% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Independent; (Socialism and Liberation) 855 0.25% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 23 Nov 20; Tot $43,674; Dsb $39,726
  Candidate Independent 693 0.20% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,347,587; Dsb $6,315,486
  Candidate Write-in     Ryan Stephen Ehrenreich
FEC P00011395
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Joseph W. "Joe" McHugh
FEC P00013326
  Candidate Write-in     Karen M. Short
Vice Presidential running mate of Sharon Wallace.
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Jade Simmons
FEC P00015537; 23 Nov 20; Tot $125,500; Dsb $72,644
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     William Toggle
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Sharon Wallace
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Andy Hope Williams, Jr.
FEC P00015271
Total 344,356 100.00%  

Mayor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Home Rule

  Democratic Mayor Muriel E. Bowser
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Home Rule

Seat up for regular election Democratic Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (8, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 281,831 86.30% Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
FEC H0DC00058; 23 Nov 20; Tot $387,489; Dsb $348,007
  Candidate Libertarian 9,678 2.96% Patrick Hynes
FEC H0DC00264
  Candidate Independent 7,628 2.34% Barbara Washington Franklin
FEC H0DC00249; 03 Dec 20; Tot $17,891; Dsb $20,352
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 6,702 2.05% Omari Musa
FEC H0DC00280
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 5,553 1.70% Natale "Lino" Stracuzzi
FEC H8DC00143
  Candidate Independent 5,017 1.54% David Krucoff
FEC H0DC01015; 30 Sep 20; Tot $11,756; Dsb $11,644
  Candidate Independent 5,001 1.53% Amir Lowery
FEC H0DC00272
  Candidate Independent 2,914 0.89% John C. "Recovery" Cheeks
FEC H8DC00192
  Candidate Scattering 2,263 0.69% Write-in
Total 326,587 100.00%  
 Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  D.C. Statehood Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Independent: 8 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 7 candidates
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.

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Election Authority
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  DCWatch - District of Columbia
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