Local Government and ANCs

Getting Involved In Your Local Leadership

How can I connect with the leadership in my community? How can I become a leader in my neighborhood? Where can I go to voice my ideas for my community?

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) are a great way to get involved in Ward 7 local government. They are made up of small groups of elected neighbors in each part of Ward 7, and they help decide things like zoning and what businesses can go where. Much of the development in DC has to be approved by the local ANC. Each ANC meets monthly.

Vote and Get Involved

Since this is an election year, the best way to get involved in local government and make sure your voice is heard is to VOTE. ANC representatives, DC Council Members, and School Board representatives are all up for election this fall, so make sure your vote is counted.

Ward 7 Voting Options

Every DC registered voter will receive a mail-in ballot this fall.

If you don’t want to mail it in, here are the places in Ward 7 where you can drop it off at a secure ballot box:

  • Capital View Library 5001 Central Avenue, SE 
  • Deanwood Library 1350 49th Street, NE 
  • Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library 3935 Benning Road, NE 
  • Francis A. Gregory Library 3660 Alabama Avenue, SE 
  • Sixth District Police Station 5002 Hayes Street, NE
  • Benning Ridge Service Center (DMV) 4525 Benning Road, SE 
  • Penn Branch Center (Backside Parking Lot) 3202 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE 
  • Ridge Road Community Center 830 Ridge Road, SE

Ward 7 Voting In-person

Interested in voting early in person? Here are the Ward 7 early voting locations:

  • Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street, NE 10/27/2020-11/3/2020 
  • Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, 100 Stoddert Place, SE 10/27/2020-11/3/2020 

Want to vote in person on November 3rd? Here is a list of all voting locations for November 2020.

Local Government and ANC Resources