Candidate Ballot Access Information
See below the required forms and qualifications for each office
As of 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2022, the nominating petition filing period for candidates for the General Election has closed. The challenge period begins on Saturday, August 13, 2022 and runs through Monday, August 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. In addition to our normal business hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. from Monday through Friday, the DC Board of Elections will be open on the weekends of the challenge process (Saturday, August 13, Sunday, August 14, Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONER (§ 1-309.05. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions -- Qualifications of members; nomination by petition.)
- Declaration of Candidacy. Form 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 Documents. Upon 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 Documents. Upon 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 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.
No person shall be a member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission unless he:
Is a registered qualified elector actually residing in the single-member district from which he was elected;
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;
Holds no other elected public office; and
Has not been convicted of a felony committed while serving as a Commissioner.
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.
For more information on ANCs, please visit the ANC page