CHALLENGERS CAN PICK UP THEIR NOMINATING PETITIONS WED, AUGUST 4TH! PETITIONS MUST HAVE AT LEAST 25 SIGNATURES FROM REGISTERED VOTERS IN YOUR SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT. PETITIONS ARE DUE AT THE DCBOEE ON SEPTEMBER 3RD!
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This week’s political squabbles over a liquor license for a popular cafe, have brought into sharp focus the role of the District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Dave went over the ANC’s role in our community in a previous feature, and this feature is here to tell you a bit more about how the ANC commissioners come to be elected.Excerpt:
ANC Commissioners are non-partisan, which means that they are selected at the general election. We don’t have to tell you that this means that they’re elected at the smaller of the two elections this fall, or that it means that many seats run unopposed. It’s a thankless job, for the most part, but it’s about being deeply involved in your own district, in your own community, and yes, it does mean meetings. But this feature is about how you get there, not what it means.
Dates to Remember
August 4TH – Ballot Petitions are available for pickup.
September 3RD – Ballot Petitions are due to the DC BOEE.
November 2nd – General Election for Mayor, ANC Commissioners
Ward 7: 35 seats, 18 unopposed, 6 no candidateTo submit an article or to inquire about advertising options send an email to Advoc8te@congressheightsontherise.com
7A: 4 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 2 seats with no declared candidate
7B: 3 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 2 seats with no declared candidate
7C: 5 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 1 seat with no declared candidate
7D: 4 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 1 seat with no declared candidate
7E: 2 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008
Ward 8: 35 seats, 18 unopposed, 9 no candidate
8A: 5 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008
8B: 4 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 1 seat with no declared candidate
8C: 2 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 3 seats with no declared candidate
8D: 4 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 1 seat with no declared candidate
8E: 3 of 7 seats unopposed in 2008, 4 seats with no declared candidate