This story is made possible by a partnership between WHRO Public Media and WAMU in Washington, D.C. It was first published by WAMU and DCist.

In an election year that will look like no other because of the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to show you one option for voting in D.C., Maryland and Virginia: vote by mail.

The process of filling out your ballot properly before sending it back to your local board of elections can be challenging and, if done wrong, your ballot won’t be counted. We show you what to expect when you get your ballot and how to make sure your mail-in ballot will be counted in the videos below.

How To Vote By Mail In Virginia

How To Vote By Mail In Maryland

How To Vote By Mail In Washington, D.C.

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