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Local Hatch Act

 

MAY NOT MAY
  • MAY NOT use your official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.
  • MAY take an active part in political management or in political campaigns, including working on or managing a campaign.
  • MAY NOT knowingly solicit, accept, or receive a political contribution from any person for a District regulated election. (except if the employee filed as a candidate)
  • MAY contribute money to political campaigns, political parties, or partisan political groups.
  • MAY attend and be active at political rallies and meetings.
  • MAY NOT file as a candidate for election to a partisan political office in a District regulated election.
  • MAY file as a candidate for election to a non-partisan political office in a District regulated election.
  • MAY NOT coerce, explicitly or implicitly, any subordinate employee to engage in political activity.
  • MAY register and vote as you choose.
  • MAY assist in voter registration drives.
  • MAY attend and be active at political rallies and meetings.

     MAY NOT engage in political activity while

  • on duty
  • in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties of
  • the District government, including an agency or instrumentality
  • MAY join and be an active member of political clubs or parties.
  • MAY hold office in political clubs or parties.

     MAY NOT engage in political activity while

  • wearing a uniform or official insignia identifying the office or position of the employee
  • using any vehicle owned or leased by the District.
  • MAY express opinions about candidates and issues. If the expression is political activity, however, then the expression is not permitted while on duty, in a District government building, while wearing uniform or insignia, or while using any District vehicle.

If you have questions about the Local Hatch Act, please contact BEGA at (202) 481-3411.