Democratizing the District: D.C.'s Fair Elections Program

People lined up to vote, some out of focus int he foreground
A line of voters waiting to cast their ballots in the Washington DC primary election on June 2, 2020 snakes around the block. Photo by Casey Atkins/Campaign Legal Center.

In 2020, D.C. took a major step toward a more inclusive democracy with the launch of the Fair Elections Program, an innovative system of public campaign financing intended to fundamentally transform the District’s electoral process.

Learn more about the people that use the program and what it means for the District.