ANC Redistricting

I was just told my ANC changed. Now what?

I Was Just Told My ANC Changed. Now What?


Frequently Asked Questions

Am I in a new Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) or Single Member District (SMD)?
MAYBE. Boundaries will change for some residents on Jan. 1, 2023, and the Board of Elections is notifying residents now about these new boundaries, as it prepares for the general election in November. Locate your current and your future ANC/SMD at

So which SMD will I vote for on Nov. 8?
Your voter registration card and ballot will show candidates in your new SMD – the one that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

Why did my ANC or SMD change?
The law requires adjusting ward, ANC, and SMD boundaries every 10 years based on population changes, to ensure everyone gets equal representation. The Council passed the second of two redistricting bills earlier this year.

Will my residential parking permit change?
NO. You can park in all the same places. The Council froze the current boundaries, meaning they stay the same even if you are now in a new ANC or ward.

Will my child’s school boundaries change?

Will services for my neighborhood change?

Will my voting location change?
NO. You can vote at any voting location. Find a mail-in ballot drop box, Early Vote Center, or Election Day Vote Center at

The ballot I received in the mail has the wrong ANC/SMD – what do I do?
Contact the Board of Elections, or 202-727-2525

I still don’t get it.
We hear you. Shoot us an email at: [email protected] or call 202-724-7772.