Washington, D.C., has three electoral votes. However, until the 23rd Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified in 1961, Washington, D.C., residents did not have the right to vote in presidential elections, being governed, as per the Constitution, solely by Congress.Continue Reading
The 23rd Amendment granted Washington, D.C., the same number of electoral votes as Wyoming, as the least populated state. Their votes are among the 538 total national votes, of which a candidate needs at least 270, or more than half, to win the presidency.
Washington, D.C., residents first voted in a presidential election during 1964, from which time the district's electoral votes have always been for the Democratic Party.Learn more about Elections
The Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C., represents military personnel who died in defense of the United States, particularly those service personnel whose bodies remain unidentified. The tomb contains the remains of unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.Full Answer >
The Yoshino cherry trees in Washington, D.C., blossom every spring for a period of about two weeks. Peak bloom usually begins around the final week of March or the first week of April. The average date for the peak bloom is March 31.Full Answer >
In Washington, D.C., you can register to vote in person at several voter registration agencies. You can also register by mail or online through the D.C. Board of Elections website. You must change your party affiliation at least 30 days before the primary election.Full Answer >
There are four ways to pay a Washington, D.C. DMV ticket, including online, by mail, in person and over the phone, according the District of Columbia's Department of Motor Vehicles. As of May 2015, DMV tickets require payment within 30 days of the issue date.Full Answer >