While we will all be getting mail ballots, DC is going to have polling places for in-person voting open for both early voting (starting October 27) and on election day. While they're doing well, the Board of Elections is still recruiting poll workers. (You may have seen the article in the Washington Post on Friday about this.) Many of our most dedicated and experienced poll workers are our senior neighbors, and it's not safe for them to work the polls during the pandemic.
If you're in a lower-risk demographic category, please consider signing up to help. It's a PAYING position. You'll do four hours of training, and then you'll be assigned up to five shifts during the in-person voting period. Complete information and application are available at: https://www.dcboe.org/Poll-Workers/Apply-to-be-an-Election-Day-Worker.