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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


Nakba Museum: Of Memory and Hope

February 20, 2015 — Blog

Nakba Museum: Of Memory and Hope

In 2011, Bshara Nassar participated in a New Story Leadership program that brought together young Israelis and Palestinians in a powerful learning experience. The program took 18 participants to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum which certainly seemed like an appropriate site for reflection. Read More »

Arab and Muslim Americans Had a Rough 2014

January 07, 2015 — Blog

Arab and Muslim Americans Had a Rough 2014

With 2015 now underway Arab Americans and American Muslims are hoping that this year will be better for them than 2014. Read More »

“Yalla 2016” Convenes Arab American Leaders in Washington, DC

November 25, 2014 — Blog

“Yalla 2016” Convenes Arab American Leaders in Washington, DC

This weekend, the Arab American Institute held a summit in Washington, D.C. to convene a significant group of Arab American leaders and activists from across the country. Over three days of programming, participants engaged in substantive conversations about organizing the Arab American community ahead of the 2016 presidential races. 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 Kristin McCarthy if you would like your organization listed.