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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC Estimated Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 3,607
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

Washington, DC Demographic Sheet 

Key Election Resources


The District of Columbia has same-day registration with appropriate identification. These deadlines are for mail-in registrations.

Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: March 3, 2014
Primary Election: April 1, 2014

General Election

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 28th, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

Fill out an online form and send it by mail to register to vote.
Check your absentee ballot/early voting status here.
Find your polling place here.
For more information, please visit the D.C. State Election Website.

State Party Information

Washington, DC Democratic Party
Anita Bonds, Chairwoman
499 S Capitol Street, SW #412
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 714-3368


Twitter: @DCDemocrats

Washington, DC Republican Party
Bob Kabel, Chairman
1275 K Street NW, Suite 102
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 289-8005
Fax: (202) 289-2197

Twitter: @DCGOP


Gabr Fellows Sit Down with HuffPost Live

October 24, 2013 — Blog

Gabr Fellows Sit Down with HuffPost Live

By Marc Sabbagh
Fall Intern, 2013
Four participants of the inaugural class of Shafik Gabr Fellows sat down with HuffPost Live yesterday to talk about the prestigious program and their misconceptions and newfound realizations about the United States and Egypt. The fellowship incorporates discussion sessions, action projects and trips to Egypt and the United States. Read More »

Gabr Fellowship Brings Together Egyptian and American Leaders to Listen, Engage and Impact

October 21, 2013 — Blog

Gabr Fellowship Brings Together Egyptian and American Leaders to Listen, Engage and Impact

By Marc Sabbagh
Fall Intern, 2013
On Saturday, AAI President James Zogby conveyed a message his mother taught him to 22 young professionals from the United States and Egypt. He said: “If you want someone to listen to you, listen to them first.” The young leaders Dr. Zogby addressed make up the inaugural class of The Shafik Gabr Fellowship, a prestigious, multi-faceted program incepted by Shafik Gabr, prominent Egyptian businessman, through the Gabr Foundation’s East-West Dialogue Initiative. In addition to developing actionable projects and forging cross-cultural connections with each other, the fellows will spend two weeks in major U.S. cities meeting with policy experts, media representatives and business leaders to engage in frank discussions about problems impacting both regions. Read More »

Yalla Vote Launches Voter Registration Widget

September 24, 2013 — Blog

Yalla Vote Launches Voter Registration Widget

Today, on National Voter Registration Day, AAI and the Yalla Vote campaign launched a new voter registration widget powered by Rock the Vote. The widget is designed to make registering to vote easier than ever for our community. Most everything is done online. Simply enter your information into the secure online form and the widget will pull up all the appropriate forms for you to complete that are required by your state’s Board of Elections. Once you have completed everything, the widget will send you an email with a generated form you can print, fold, and send in to your state’s Board of Elections - the appropriate address will be included in the email. From start to finish, the whole process takes five minutes. It’s that simple. Read More »

Organizations to Know*


Network of Arab American Professionals - DC
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Tunisian Community Center
American Palestinian Women's Association
Washington Moroccan Club
American Task Force on Palestine
American Task Force on Lebanon
Tunisian American Young Professionals

*Please contact Emily Manna if you would like your organization listed.