ANC - Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners


Elected Officials

ANC/SMD - 2022 General Election

Updated ANC and SMD Boundaries 

The boundaries of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) and Single-member Districts (SMDs) of the District of Columbia are updated every ten years, based on the results of the latest decennial census.  The updated boundaries were approved by the DC Council on June 7, 2022 and approved by Mayor Muriel Bowser on June 16, 2022. Updated ANC-SMDs will be used for the November 8, 2022 General Election. Individual ANC/SMD maps* will be provided to candidates who pick-up petitions.

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You may locate the new ANCs and SMDs that will take effect on January 1, 2023 with this interactive web map.

Ballot Access Information for the November 8, 2022 General Election 

  • Declaration of CandidacyForm needed to “declare” yourself as a candidate for a particular office. The candidate’s name will appear on the ballot as it appears on the Declaration of Candidacy. The Declaration must be signed by the candidate. It may not be signed by anyone else. All candidates for public and party offices must file a Declaration of Candidacy.

  • Receipt of Ballot Access DocumentsUpon receiving certain Ballot Access documents from BOE (i.e. Petition Pages, Declaration of Candidacy, and Official Calendar) a candidate will be given a receipt in which they will certify having received the documents checked on the form. A candidate will also be asked to certify, to the best of their knowledge, that all information on the Petition Pages is true and correct. The candidate/designee completes, signs and dates this form, and returns it to the BOE. Once received the BOE will respond via email to acknowledge receipt and provide a copy to the candidate/designee.

  • Receipt for Completed Ballot Access DocumentsUpon the Board receiving completed Ballot Access documents from the candidate (i.e. a nominating petition containing the legally required number of valid signatures and signed Declaration of Candidacy) the BOE Official will provide the candidate with a receipt acknowledging that those documents were received by BOE.

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONER (§ 1-309.05.  Advisory Neighborhood Commissions -- Qualifications of members; nomination by petition.)
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners advise the District government on matters of public policy including decisions regarding planning, streets, recreation, social services programs, health, safety, and sanitation in their respective neighborhood commission areas. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners are elected to two year terms every election year.
(a)(1) No person shall be a member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission unless he:
(A) Is a registered qualified elector actually residing in the single-member district from which he was elected;
(B) Has been residing in such district continuously for the 60 days immediately preceding the day on which he files the nominating petitions as a candidate as such a member;
(C) Holds no other elected public office; and
(D) Has not been convicted of a felony committed while serving as a Commissioner.
     (2) For the purpose of this subsection, the term “elected public office” means the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, Chairman or member of the Council of the District of Columbia, member of the District of Columbia Board of Education, and the Delegate to the House of Representatives.

Minimum Signature Requirements: 25 signatures of duly registered voters who reside in the same Single Member District as the candidate.


You may pick up your nominating petitions in one of the following ways:

D.C. Board of Elections
1015 Half Street, SE, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20003-4733

Returning petitions needs to be done in person to the office. The deadline for all candidates to file is Wednesday, August 10th at 5:00 p.m.


Please review the additional information posted on the Candidate Ballot Access Information page. There is a video at the top of the page that outlines the ballot access process and then at the very bottom of the page, under the “Other Forms & Additional Information” section, are additional forms and information that we strongly encourage you to review, including a list of ballot access training sessions. 


Please be advised there is no registration requirement.  OCF will register the candidate based on the list provided by the Board of Elections.  However, OCF will contact the candidate via email with guidance and information on their responsibilities with the office.  


Please be advised to request a list of registered voters, download and complete the Request for Voter Registration Data, Maps, or Petitions Signatures Form , sign it, and return it to the Board of Elections, by email in a scanned attachment to [email protected]


You may submit your filing in one of the following ways:

D.C. Board of Elections
1015 Half Street, SE, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20003-4733

Ballot Access Information - Vacancies

Please note: The deadline has passed for posting ANC-SMD vacancies. Per 3 DCMR § 1303.1 vacancies cannot be posted if they occur within 6 months of a general election. As such, any open SMDs will remain vacant for the remainder of the term.

Please contact us at 202-727-2525 or [email protected] with any questions.  If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation or review any documents in an alternative format, please contact the Board’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at (202) 727-5411.