Ed. Note: We added a few condo/apartment buildings to the ANC/SMD listings below the third paragraph per reader suggestions. We added two links to the linkset at the bottom of the “What’s going on in ANC2C?” section.
Following up on our Ward 6/ANC 6C election guide is this longer Ward 2/ANC 2C & 2F election guide. We’re going local with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) elections and the associated Single Member Districts (SMDs) for downtown so that you can make an informed choice at the polls next Tuesday, November 4. If you live downtown, you live in Ward 2 or Ward 6 and we already posted about Ward 6 so this post is about Ward 2. Check after the break for more…
What ANC and SMD do I live in?
You may want to start with the citywide map here [caution: large PDF] to figure out what ward you live in if you don’t know already. If you know you’re in Ward 2, check the Ward 2 Section C & F map [PDF] to get a better feeling for which ANC and Single Member District is yours. ANC 2F has its own website and Kevin Chapple, ANC 2C02 Commissioner, has a website about ANC 2C. If you live downtown and you don’t live in Ward 6, then you live in Ward 2.
(NOTE: We did not link to the Board of Elections and Ethics ANC 2C map because it’s…ahem…missing a few SMD labels and we find it confusing that every ANC map on the BOEE website is labelled ANC 02 followed by the actual ANC such as 2C or 6C. Thus, Ward 6’s ANC 6C map is labelled ANC 02 – 6C. Confused? We sure were.)
SMDs for downtown condos and apartment buildings in Ward 2:
2C03 – The Artisan, Gallery Place Residences, Mather Studios, McCollough Courts, Terrell Place, The Ventana, The Washington Apartments, The Whitman, Mount Vernon Plaza Apartments
2F03 – The Desoto (1300 Mass Ave), The Alta, The Woodward Apartments, The Midtown (1312 Mass Ave), The Grant, 1210 Mass Apartments, Massachusetts House Apartments
2F06 – 1150 K Street, 1010 Mass Ave
(this is not necessarily a complete list and commenters are free to add buildings in the comments)
Who’s running for Ward 2 Councilmember?
There are two people on the ballot for Ward 2 Councilmember – Christina Culver is the Republican candidate and Jack Evans is the Democratic candidate. Jack Evans is the incumbent Ward 2 Councilmember.
Who’s running for SMD commissioner?
In Ward 2, there are 3 SMDs that might be of interest to our readers: 2C03, 2F03 and 2F06. These are the folks who will be preprinted on the ballot in each of these SMDs [PDF] as follows (websites are linked):
Where do I find my polling place?
I’ve heard lots of stories about ANC 2C. What’s going on?
We suggest you do your own research and come to your own conclusions. There are a number of resources we’ll point you to as follows to get you on your way. These links include the Downtown Neighborhood Association (a civic association focusing on downtown matters), the CityPaper, the Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association’s blog, the ANC2C02 website and personal/neighborhood oriented blogs.
Downtown DC Residents Deserve Better (a bit below halfway down the issues page) [Downtown Neighborhood Association]
ANC Election Madness [Life in Mount Vernon Square]
My Picks for ANC2C [RenewShaw]
Change We Need in Shaw [Fifth and Oh]
ANC2C tagged stories [My Chronicles of Shaw – Off Seventh]
Shaw ANC Antics: Caught On Tape! [CityPaper CityDesk]
Chapple ANC 2C02 Summer Magazine [PDF] [Chapple ANC]
Meet The New Boss [CityPaper CityDesk]
Leroy Thorpe (ANC2C Parlimentarian/Executive Assistant) web site (the Parlimentarian/Executive Assistant is not an elected position)
Shaw & Gallery Place Elections [justindc]
I am BAAAAACCCCCKKK – 2008 Election Endorsements [OffSeventh]
Check the DC Board of Ethics and Elections website to learn more and don’t forget to vote!