Information on Running as a Write In Candidate for ANC Commissioner
It's not too late to run for ANC. The deadline to have your name on the ballot passed after 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2012. However, you can still run as a write in candidate.
The qualifications for a write in candidate are the same as for someone whose name is on the ballot:
• You must have lived in your Single Member District (SMD) for 60 days prior to November 6, Election Day. (In other words, you must have moved in by September 7, 2012.)
• You must be a registered voter in the District of Columbia.
• And you must file an "Affirmation of Write-In Candidacy" with the Board of Elections. You can file this statement any time up until 4:45 pm on Tuesday, November 13.
Contact the Board of Elections (727 2525) if you have additional questions about becoming a write in candidate or meeting the qualifications. They can also help you verify what ANC and SMD you live in. (You can also contact the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions at 727 9945 for help.)
The Board will give you an information packet. It includes a map of your SMD boundaries, and, among other things, the campaign finance rules.
You may accept up to $25 per person in campaign contributions. You must report the total amount of your contributions and expenses to the Office of Campaign Finance following the election. (You must file a report whether or not you receive any contributions or spend any money.) The Office of Campaign Finance provides additional information about the rules on their website.