Thursday, October 17, 2013

Public Hearings on Redrawing Voting Precinct Boundaries, from themail

This from DC Watch's Dorothy Brazil, Self-Righteous Cynical Misanthropy, October 17, 2013:
Public Hearings on Redrawing Voting Precinct Boundaries
Dorothy Brizill,
On October 4, the DC Board of Elections (BOE) announced that it was "proposing to realign all voting precinct boundaries in the District to correspond with existing Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Single-Member District (SMD) boundary lines and to revise the precinct numbering system to associate each precinct to its designated ward. The new voting precinct boundaries will eliminate the existing precinct splits that divide . . . SMD area[s] into multiple voting precincts. The . . . 2013 Precinct Boundary Efficiency Plan (plan) will couple each SMD into a single precinct boundary as opposed to dividing an SMD into multiple precincts. The majority of the new precinct boundaries will contain only two SMD’s, while several precincts will contain no more than four SMD’s."

BOE’s plan to redraw voting precinct boundaries can be reviewed on the Board’s web site ( as well as on DCWatch (

DC residents and voters can comment on the new proposed precinct boundaries at two public hearings being convened by the BOE. The first will be held on Friday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m., in the Office of Zoning Hearing Room (Room 210, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, NW) and the second on Thursday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m., in the Old Council Chambers (1st floor lobby, One Judiciary Square). Written comments on the plan may be submitted by mail to the DC Board of Elections, 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 250 North, Washington, DC 20001 or via E-mail to

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