by Andrew Ramonas November 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

"Vote Here" sign

Results are in for races to serve on the District’s Advisory Neighborhood commissions, the D.C. government’s lowest level of elected office.

The vote tallies, which are still unofficial, cover dozens of ANC contests in or near the Borderstan coverage area.

As of 12:26 a.m. today, the winners (in bold) are:


by Andrew Ramonas November 8, 2016 at 10:30 am 3 Comments


(Updated at 12:55 p.m.) More than 100 locals who live in or near the Borderstan coverage area are running for the lowest level of elected office in the D.C. government today.

In contested Advisory Neighborhood Commission races, we’re curious who got or will get your vote. You can weigh in through the polls below and in the comments.


by Andrew Ramonas August 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm 1 Comment

Vote Here sign(Updated at 5:55 p.m. Aug. 21) The 2016 ballot for the lowest level of elected office in the D.C. government is now almost final.

More than 100 locals who live in or near the Borderstan coverage area have submitted nominating petitions to serve as members of the District’s Advisory Neighborhood commissions. They had until yesterday to collect the signatures of 25 of their neighbors in their single member districts and bring the paperwork to the D.C. Board of Elections.

But before the ANC candidates officially can get on the ballot, they must make it through a petition challenge period, which lasts until Aug. 22.

The candidates for the Nov. 8 general election for now include:


by July 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm 6 Comments

"I Voted" sticker(Updated at 2:55 p.m.) The race to enter (or stay in) the lowest level of elected office in the D.C. government officially has begun.

More than 20 locals who live in or near the Borderstan coverage area yesterday picked up nominating petitions to serve as members of District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

Monday was the first day prospective candidates could get the nominating materials. They have until Aug. 10 to collect the signatures of 25 of their neighbors in their single member districts to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

So far, the candidates include:


by November 7, 2012 at 8:30 am 1,309 0


Lines and patience:  Click for the photos. (Luis Gomez Photos)

See photos from around the Borderstan area on Election Day, November 6.

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

It was a long election day in Borderstan as neighborhors to vote (and then for the results, which perhaps came earlier than expected at the presidential level. (We will have local ANC race results later today).

Tuesday (Election Day) can only be categorized as a very anxious (yet exciting) day in Borderstan. In the neighborhood, and throughout the city, thousands residents filed in to polling stations, some even waiting as long as two hours to vote.

During the morning and afternoon, lines snaked outside of buildings, leaving many residents stranded in cold temperatures and missing hours of work. In the evening hours, bars filled up and attracted residents with drink specials and flat screens covering the election tallies.

Here are some images of the election excitement, captured on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

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by October 31, 2008 at 10:23 am 1,966 0

ANC 2B-09 district. (Image from Greater Greater Washington blog.)

ANC 2B-09 district is shaded light blue. (Image from Greater Greater Washington blog.)

Good morning, Borderstanians. Just four days to go until election day next Tuesday. D.C. city council races–particularly those two at-large seats–are getting plenty of coverage in the media and blogosphere. The presidential race is bringing us muchos television ads, thanks to Virginia’s status as a battleground state between McCain and Obama.

But, what about local races for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC)? (If you are unsure what ANCs do, click here.) Borderstan is split between three ANC districts, two in ANC 2B/Dupont Circle and one in ANC 2F/Logan Circle. None of the three incumbent commissioners representing Borderstan face opposition for the next two-year term. (Information at bottom of this posting on how to determine your ANC district and commissioner.)

Contested Race in ANC 2B-09

There is one neighboring ANC 2B district that is garnering a great deal of coverage–the ANC 2B-09 seat where incumbent Ramon Estrada is being challenged by Doug Rogers. Here are links to the two candidates’ Web sites and to some coverage of the race:

Borderstan ANC Districts and Commissioners

  • Borderstan’s boundaries are from P to S Streets and from 14th to 16th Streets NW (the center of Borderstan is 15th and Corcoran Streets NW).
  • ANC 2B-04: West Borderstan from the north side of Q Street to the south side of S Street is in District 04 and is represented by Jack Jacobson. He is running unopposed on November 4.
  • ANC 2B-05: West Borderstan from the south side of Q Street heading south is represented by incumbent Victor Wexler who is running unopposed on November 4.
  • ANC 2F-01: East Borderstan (east of 15th Street) is represented by incumbent Charles Reed, the commissioner for ANC 2F-01.
  • Map of ANC 2B districts.


by October 19, 2008 at 9:24 am 1,652 0

The Wilson Building is home to the D.C. City Council. (Photo from D.C. Council Web site.)

The Wilson Building is home to the D.C. City Council. (Photo from D.C. Council Web site.)


Candidates for two At-Large seats on the D.C. City Council will debate this Monday, October 20, at the Dupont Circle Candidates’s Forum.

Two of the four At-Large seats are being filled this year. The other two seats, plus the Council Chairman slot, are up for election in 2010.

When and Where

Monday, October 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Powell Room at the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Participating Candidates

Click on the candidate’s name to go to his or her campaign Web site.


The debiate is co-hosted by Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Dupont Circle/2B.

Submit Debate Questions

You can post questions for the debate online at ANC 2B/Dupont Circle–just click here to submit your questions.


  1. All candidates for the two seats appear on the ballot together. The two candidates receiving the most votes are elected to the two At-Large seats.
  2. At least one of the winning candidates on November 4 for the At-Large seats must be an Indpendent or from a party other than the majority party (the Democratic Party).

by September 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm 1,177 0

In Tuesday’s two hotly contested D.C. primary races, Jack Evans defeated Cary Silverman and Patrick Mara beat Carol Schwartz:

  • Incumbent Evans defeated Silverman for the Ward 2 Democratic nomination for the city council. The margin was 64% to 35%. Evans will face Republican Christina Erland Culver in the general election on November 4.
  • Patrick Mara defeated incumbent Carol Schwartz for the Republican nomination for an At-Large seat on the city council by a 60% to 40% margin. Mara now faces independent Michael A. Brown in the general election.

Details from Precinct 16 (Borderstan and surrounding area):

  • Evans received 258 votes (58%) to 182 for Silverman (41%).
  • Mara received 22 votes (59%) to 15 (41%) for Schwartz.
  • Complete Precinct 16 results by party are online at the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics.

by September 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm 1,440 0

Jack Evans

Jack Evans

Cary Silverman

Cary Silverman

Today is primary election day in D.C.; polls close at 8 p.m. Borderstanians vote in Precinct 16 at the 15th Street Presbyterian Church at northeast corner of 15th and R Streets NW. Two hot races. On the Democratic side, Ward 2 Council incumbent Jack Evans is being challenged by Cary Silverman. On the Republican side, incumbent Carol Schwartz is being challenged in the primary by Patrick Mara for an At-Large D.C. Council seat. Remember that you must be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary, or a registered Republican to vote in the Republican Primary.

Photographs: One Photograph A Day


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