Have you ever wanted to be an elected official in Petworth working with no pay? Yeah? Cool, then it might be your time to shine. If you live in the area bounded by 4C02, there's an open Commissioner seat. Joe Maloney, who held the commissioner seat, resigned from the ANC as his family is moving out of the area.
The map on the right shows the areas that 4C02 covers. (Basically, 16th Street on the west, Georgia Ave on the east, Buchanan on the south and Morrow Drive on the north.)
To be eligible for the Commissioner seat, you must live within the boundaries of 4C02. The full map of ANC 4C is available on the ANC4C.org website.
If you do live in that area, you will need to pick up nomination papers at the Board of Elections (441 - 4th Street, NW, Room 250N). You will need to get a petition signed by 25 people who also live in 4C02.
Candidates must live within SMD 4C02 boundaries and be registered to vote. Plus the people who sign the nomination petition must also be registered voters in 4C02.
Once you turn in your signatures, then you wait to see if you have an opponent. All petitions can be challenged, and once that period ends in September there will be a special election. ANC special elections are held in the back of the room at a regularly scheduled ANC 4C meeting, with the winner announced at the end of the meeting. If there is no opponent, then there won't be an election and you're in like flynn.
- Petition Circulation Period: Monday, August 3, 2015 thru Monday, August 24, 2015
- Petition Challenge Period: Thursday, August 27, 2015 thru Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
For more information, call the Board of Elections at 202-727-2525.