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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


For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span

September 15, 2014 — Blog

For Obama and ISIL, Twitter is the New C-Span

By Dina Salah-ElDin
Fall Intern, 2014

From Washington, D.C. to Cairo to Hong Kong to Kiev, posting updates from a city square where tens, hundreds, or even tens of thousands are marching for or against a cause or a government has almost become the driving force for much of the activity on social media. Over the past month, Twitter became the center stage from which the militant group known as the Islamic State declared its territorial gains in Iraq and its executions of two American journalists. Read More »

Signposts Along the Road: Identifying Restrictive Voter Rights Laws

September 12, 2014 — Blog

Signposts Along the Road: Identifying Restrictive Voter Rights Laws

By Eddie Bejarano
Fall Intern, 2014

With Election Day, November 4, quickly approaching, it is important to highlight and consider the implementation of new elections laws that restrict the voting rights of millions of Americans. In the most recent, and by far the most consequential, challenge to the Voting Rights Act was the 2013 landmark Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. Read More »

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 »

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.