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The DC Code: § 1-1041.03 Adoption of election ward boundaries effective January 1, 2012.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)

WARD I

Starting at the intersection of a line projected from Rock Creek to Piney Branch Parkway N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., to Sixteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixteenth Street, N.W., to Spring Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Spring Road, N.W., to New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to Park Place, N.W.; thence south along said Park Place, N.W., to Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.W., to First Street, N.W.; thence south along said First Street, N.W., to Bryant Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bryant Street, N.W., to Second Street, N.W.; thence south along said Second Street, N.W., to Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W. , to T Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said T Street, N.W., to Wiltberger Street, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Wiltberger Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence west along said S Street, N.W., to Fourteenth Street, N.W.; thence north along said Fourteenth Street, N.W., to U Street, N.W.; thence west along said U Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to Connecticut Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Connecticut Avenue, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Rock Creek to the intersection of a line projected from the end of Piney Branch Parkway; thence along said projected line to Piney Branch Parkway, N.W.

WARD II

Starting at the intersection of the center line of Connecticut Avenue, N.W., and the center line of Rock Creek; thence southeasterly along said Connecticut Avenue, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to U Street, N.W.; thence east along said U Street, N.W., to Fourteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Fourteenth Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence east along said S Street, N.W., to Eleventh Street, N.W.; thence south along said Eleventh Street, N.W., to P Street, N.W.; thence east along said P Street, N.W., to Ninth Street, N.W.; thence south along Ninth Street, N.W., to N street, N.W. ; thence east along N Street, N.W., to the alley running along the eastern side of the Washington Convention Center; thence south along said alley to M Street, N.W.; thence east along said M Street, N.W., to Seventh Street, N. W.; thence south along Seventh Street, N.W., to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to the eastern boundary of Interstate 395; thence south along the said eastern boundary of Interstate 395 to the point where it crosses beneath Constitution Avenue, N.W.; thence east along said Constitution Avenue, N.W., to its intersection with a line extending north from the center line of South Capitol Street through the center of the Capitol building; thence south along said line to Independence Avenue, S.W.; thence west along said Independence Avenue, S.W., to Fourteenth Street, S.W.; thence south along said Fourteenth Street, S.W., to a center line projection of the Washington Channel; thence in a southerly direction along the center line projection of Washington Channel to a center line projection of the Anacostia River; thence southwesterly along the center line of said Anacostia River and the projection of that center line to the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line at the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line to its intersection with a line extending the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park south to the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northerly direction from said boundary line to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; thence in an easterly direction along the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to Whitehaven Parkway, N.W.; thence east along Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W., to Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to the northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; thence in an easterly direction along said northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street, N. W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a northeasterly direction along said center line of Rock Creek to the point of beginning at its intersection with Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

WARD III

Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center line of Broad Branch Road, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Broad Branch Road to Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W., to Military Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Military Road, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a southerly direction along Rock Creek to its intersection with the center line of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence west along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to the northwestern boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; thence in a westerly direction along said northwestern boundary of said Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., to Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W., to Whitehaven Parkway, N.W.; thence west along said Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a westerly direction along said southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to a point where it intersects with the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a southerly direction along the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park, extending said boundary along a line south to the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line where it follows the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River to the western corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a northeasterly direction along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with Broad Branch Road, N.W.

WARD IV

Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center line of Broad Branch Road, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Broad Branch Road to Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W., to Military Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Military Road, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence along said Rock Creek to the intersection of a line projected from the end of Piney Branch Parkway; thence along said projected line to Piney Branch Parkway N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., to Sixteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixteenth Street, N.W., to Spring Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Spring Road, N.W., to New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to North Capitol Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said North Capitol Street to Riggs Road, N.E.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Riggs Road, N.E., to South Dakota Avenue, N.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said South Dakota Avenue, N.E., to Kennedy Street, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Kennedy Street, N.E., to the intersection of its center line with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to the northern corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a southwesterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of Broad Branch Road, N.W.

WARD V

Starting at the intersection of First Street, N.W., and Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence south along said First Street, N.W., to Bryant Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bryant Street, N.W., to Second Street, N.W.; thence south on said Second Street, N.W., to Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to New Jersey Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said New Jersey Avenue, N.W., to N Street, N.W.; thence east along said N Street, N.W., to Kirby Street, N.W.; thence south along said Kirby Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.E., to Florida Avenue, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.E., to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Benning Road, N.E., to the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northerly direction along the Anacostia River to the intersection of its center line with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to Kennedy Street, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Kennedy Street, N.E., to South Dakota Avenue, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said South Dakota Avenue, N. E., to Riggs Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along Riggs Road, N. E., to North Capitol Street; thence in a southerly direction along said North Capitol Street to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to Park Place, N.W.; thence south along said Park Place, N.W., to Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.W., to the point of beginning at its intersection with First Street, N.W.

WARD VI

Starting at the intersection of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, N.W.; thence southwesterly along New York Avenue, N.W., to Kirby Street, N.W.; thence north along said Kirby Street, N.W., to N Street, N.W.; thence west along said N Street, N.W., to New Jersey Avenue. N.W.; thence northwesterly along said New Jersey Avenue, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to T Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said T Street, N.W., to Wiltberger Street, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Wiltberger Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence west along said S Street, N.W., to Eleventh Street, N.W.; thence south along said Eleventh Street, N.W., to P Street, N.W.; thence east said P Street, N.W., to Ninth Street, N.W.; thence in a south along said Ninth Street, N.W., to N Street, N.W.; thence east along said N street, N.W., to the alley running along the eastern side of the Washington Convention Center; thence south along said alley to M Street, N.W.; thence east along said M Street, N.W., to Seventh Street, N.W.; thence south along Seventh Street, N.W., to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; to the eastern boundary of Interstate 395; thence south along the said eastern boundary of Interstate 395 to the point where it crosses beneath Constitution Avenue, N.W.; thence east along said Constitution Avenue, N.W., to its intersection with a line extending north from the center line of South Capitol Street through the center of the Capitol building; thence south along said line to Independence Avenue, S.W.; thence west along said Independence Avenue, S.W., to Fourteenth Street, S.W.; thence south along said Fourteenth Street, S.W., to a center line projection of the Washington Channel; thence in a southerly direction along the center line projection of Washington Channel to a center line projection of the Anacostia River; thence in a northeasterly direction along said center line of the Anacostia River to a line extending from the northern property line of the eastern portion of Congressional Cemetery; thence in a westerly direction along said boundary of the Congressional Cemetery to its intersection with Nineteenth Street, S.E.; thence north along said Nineteenth Street, S.E., to East Capitol Street; thence east along the northern portion of East Capitol Street to Twenty-Second Street N.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Second Street N.E., to C Street N.E.; thence west along said C Street N.E., to Nineteenth Street N.E.; thence north along said Nineteenth Street, N.E., to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Benning Road, N.E., to Florida Avenue, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along Florida Avenue, N.E., to New York Avenue, N.E., and west along New York Avenue, N.E., to the point of beginning at its intersection with North Capitol Street.

WARD VII

Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of said Anacostia River to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Benning Road to Nineteenth Street, N.E; thence in a southerly direction along said Nineteenth Street, N.E., to C Street N.E.; thence east along said C Street N.E., to Twenty-Second Street N.E.; thence south along Twenty-Second Street N.E., to the northern portion of East Capitol Street; thence west along said East Capitol Street to Nineteenth Street S.E.; thence south along said Nineteenth Street S.E., to its intersection with the property line of Congressional Cemetery; thence in an easterly direction along said property line to its easternmost point and continuing east on the same bearing to the centerline of the Anacostia River; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Anacostia River to its intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue S.E.; thence along a line connecting to the intersection of Nicholson Street, S.E., and Anacostia Drive S.E.; thence south along said Nicholson Street S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E; thence northerly along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E., to Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E.; thence south along said Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northeasterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the eastern corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a northwesterly direction along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of the Anacostia River.

WARD VIII

Starting at the intersection of the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River with the projection of the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northerly direction along the Anacostia River to Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.; thence along a line connecting to the intersection of Nicholson Street, S.E., and Anacostia Drive, S.E.; thence south along said Nicholson Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E., to Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E.; thence south along said Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a southwesterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the southern corner of the District of Columbia on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence along the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the projection of the center line of the Anacostia River.

a
Notwithstanding § 1-1011.01(h), and notwithstanding any other provision, the Council adopts the following election ward boundaries to be effective January 1, 2012, and to be used in all elections held after February 1, 2012, in the District of Columbia:
b
Except where otherwise indicated, the boundary line is the center of the street.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-1333. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-27 rewrote the section which had read: "The Council adopts the following election ward boundaries to be effective January 1, 1992, and to be used in all elections held after February 1, 1992, in the District of Columbia: "WARD I "Starting at the intersection of Klingle Road, N.W. and Piney Branch Parkway, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., to Sixteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixteenth Street, N.W., to Spring Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Spring Road, N.W., to New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to Park Place, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Park Place, N.W., to Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.W., to First Street, N.W.; thence south along said First Street, N.W., to Bryant Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bryant Street, N.W., to Second Street, N.W.; thence south along said Second Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to Seventh Street, N.W.; thence south along said Seventh Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence west along said S Street, N.W., to Eighteenth Street, N.W.; thence north along said Eighteenth Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W., thence in a southwesterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Sheridan Circle, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction along the southern boundary of Sheridan Circle to Twenty-Third Street, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Twenty-Third Street, N.W., to Q Street, N.W.; thence following said Q Street, N.W., in a westerly direction to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a generally northern direction along said Rock Creek to Connecticut Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Connecticut Avenue, N.W., to the northern boundary of the National Zoological Park; thence in an easterly direction along the northern boundary of said National Zoological Park to Rock Creek; thence along said Rock Creek to Klingle Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Klingle Road, N.W., to the point of beginning at the intersection of said Klingle Road, N.W. and Piney Branch Parkway, N.W. "WARD II "Starting at the intersection of the center line of Q Street, N.W., and the center line of Rock Creek; thence east along said Q Street, N.W., to Twenty-Third Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Third Street, N.W., to Sheridan Circle; thence in a southeasterly direction along the southern boundary of said Sheridan Circle to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to Eighteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along Eighteenth Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence east along said S Street, N.W., to Seventh Street, N.W.; thence north along said Seventh Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to New Jersey Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said New Jersey Avenue, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W., to North Capitol Street; thence south along said North Capitol Street to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence northwesterly along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Fourth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Fourth Street, N.W., to H Street, N.W.; thence west along said H Street, N.W., to Sixth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixth Street, N.W., to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.; thence southeasterly along said Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., to Constitution Avenue, N.W.; thence east along said Constitution Avenue, N.W., to North Capitol Street; thence south along said North Capitol Street and along a line extending south through the Capitol grounds to South Capitol Street; thence south along said South Capitol Street and continuing southeasterly along said South Capitol Street to the midpoint of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge/center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of said Anacostia River and the projection of that center line to the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line at the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line to its intersection with an extension of the Whitehaven Parkway; thence in a northeasterly direction along said extension of Whitehaven Parkway to Reservoir Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to Foxhall Road, N.W.; thence north along said Foxhall Road, N.W., to W Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said W Street, N.W., and along a westerly line extending W Street, N.W., through Glover Archbold Park to the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a southerly direction along said eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; thence in an easterly direction along the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to Whitehaven Parkway, N.W.; thence east along Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W., to Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to the northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; thence in an easterly direction along said northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a southeasterly direction along said center line of Rock Creek to the point of beginning at its intersection with Q Street, N.W. "WARD III "Starting at the intersection of the center line of Rock Creek with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a southerly direction along Rock Creek to the intersection of the center line of Rock Creek and the extension of the northern boundary of the National Zoological Park; thence in a westerly direction along said northern boundary of the National Zoological Park to Connecticut Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along Connecticut Avenue, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence along the center line of Rock Creek to its intersection with the center line of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence west along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to the northwestern boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; thence in a westerly direction along said northwestern boundary of said Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., to Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W., to Whitehaven Parkway N.W.; thence west along said Whitehaven Parkway N.W., to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a westerly direction along said southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to a point where it intersects with the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a northerly direction along said eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park to an easterly line extending W Street, N.W., through Glover Archbold Park; thence westerly along the extended line of W Street, N.W., to W Street, N.W.; thence west along W Street, N.W., to Foxhall Road, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Foxhall Road, N.W., to Whitehaven Parkway, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to Reservoir Road, N.W.; thence following an extension of said Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., in a southwesterly direction to the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line at the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line where it follows the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River to the western corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a northeasterly direction along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of Rock Creek. "WARD IV "Starting at the intersection of the center line of Rock Creek with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a southerly direction along said Rock Creek to Klingle Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Klingle Road, N.W., to Piney Branch Parkway, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., to Sixteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixteenth Street, N.W., to Spring Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Spring Road, N.W., to New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to Park Place N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Park Place, N.W., to Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.W., and N.E., to Harewood Road, N.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Harewood Road, N.E., to Taylor Street, N.E.; thence east along said Taylor Street, N.E., to Hawaii Avenue, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Hawaii Avenue, N.E., to Fort Totten Drive, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Fort Totten Drive, N.E., to Bates Road, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Bates Road, N.E., to the center line of the railroad right of way; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of said railroad right of way to Riggs Road, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Riggs Road, N.E., to South Dakota Avenue, N.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said South Dakota Avenue, N.E., to Kennedy Street, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Kennedy Street, N.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to the northern corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a southwesterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of Rock Creek. "WARD V "Starting at the intersection of First Street, N.W., and Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence south along said First Street, N.W., to Bryant Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bryant Street, N.W., to Second Street, N.W.; thence south on said Second Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to New Jersey Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said New Jersey Avenue N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W., and N.E., to Florida Avenue, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.E., to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Benning Road, N.E., to the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northerly direction along the Anacostia River to the intersection of its center line with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to Kennedy Street, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Kennedy Street, N.E., to South Dakota Avenue, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said South Dakota Avenue, N.E., to Riggs Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Riggs Road, N.E., to the center line of the railroad right of way; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of said railroad right of way to Bates Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bates Road, N.E., to Fort Totten Drive, N.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Fort Totten Drive, N.E., to Hawaii Avenue, N.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Hawaii Avenue, N.E., to Taylor Street, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Taylor Street, N.E., to Harewood Road, N.E.; thence in a southerly direction along said Harewood Road, N.E., to Michigan Avenue, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.E., and N.W., to the point of beginning at its intersection with First Street, N.W. "WARD VI "Starting at the corner of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, N.W.; thence south along said North Capitol Street to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence northwesterly along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Fourth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Fourth Street, N.W., to H Street, N.W.; thence west along said H Street, N.W., to Sixth Street, N.W.; thence south along Sixth Street, N.W., to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.; thence southeasterly along Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., to Constitution Avenue, N.W.; thence east along said Constitution Avenue, N.W., to North Capitol Street; thence south along said North Capitol Street along a line extending south through the Capitol grounds to South Capitol Street; thence south along said South Capitol Street and continuing southeasterly along said South Capitol Street to the midpoint of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge/center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northeasterly direction along said center line of the Anacostia River to the westerly (southbound) roadway of the Eleventh Street Bridge; thence in a southerly direction along said westerly (southbound) roadway of the Eleventh Street Bridge to the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right of way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of said railroad right of way to W Street, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said W Street, S.E., to Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, S.E.; thence along Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, S.E., to Morris Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Morris Road, S.E., to Erie Street, S.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Erie Street, S.E., to Fort Place, S.E.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Fort Place, S.E., to Bruce Place, S.E.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Bruce Place, S.E., to the eastern boundary of Fort Stanton Park; thence in a northeasterly direction along said eastern boundary of Fort Stanton Park to Good Hope Road, S.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Good Hope Road, S.E., to Altamont Street, S.E.; thence north along said Altamont Street, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E.; thence north along said Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E., to M Place, S.E.; thence west along M Place, S.E., and extending along M Place, S.E., west to the Anacostia Freeway; thence north along said Anacostia Freeway to the Conrail railroad tracks; thence south along said Conrail railroad tracks, to the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of said Anacostia River to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Benning Road, N.E., to Florida Avenue, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.E., to New York Avenue, N.E.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.E., to the point of beginning at the corner of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, N.W. "WARD VII "Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of said Anacostia River to the Conrail railroad tracks; thence in a northerly direction along said Conrail railroad tracks to the Anacostia Freeway; thence south along said Anacostia Freeway to the extension of M Place, S.E.; thence east along said M Place, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence south along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E., to Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E.; thence south along said Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northeasterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the eastern corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a northwesterly direction along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of the Anacostia River. "WARD VIII "Starting at the intersection of the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River with the projection of the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of said Anacostia River to the western (southbound) roadway of the Eleventh Street Bridge; thence in a southerly direction along said western (southbound) roadway of the Eleventh Street Bridge to the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right of way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of said railroad right of way to W Street, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said W Street, S.E., to Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, S.E.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, S.E., to Morris Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Morris Road, S.E., to Erie Street, S.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Erie Street, S.E., to Fort Place, S.E.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Fort Place, S.E., to Bruce Place, S.E.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Bruce Place, S.E., to the eastern boundary of Fort Stanton Park; thence in a northeasterly direction along said eastern boundary of Fort Stanton Park to Good Hope Road, S.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Good Hope Road, S.E., to Altamont Street, S.E.; thence north along said Altamont Street, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a southwesterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the southern corner of the District of Columbia on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence along the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the projection of the center line of the Anacostia River. "Except where otherwise indicated, the boundary line is the center of the street." D.C. Law 19-38 rewrote the section, which formerly read: "(a) The Council adopts the following election ward boundaries to be effective January 1, 2002, and to be used in all elections held after February 1, 2002, in the District of Columbia: "WARD I "Starting at the intersection of Klingle Road, N.W. and Piney Branch Parkway, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., to Sixteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixteenth Street, N.W., to Spring Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Spring Road, N.W., to New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to Park Place, N.W.; thence south along said Park Place, N.W., to Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.W., to First Street, N.W.; thence south along said First Street, N.W., to Bryant Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bryant Street, N.W., to Second Street, N.W.; thence south along said Second Street, N.W., to Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to T Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said T Street, N.W., to Wiltberger Street, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Wiltberger Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence west along said S Street, N.W., to Fourteenth Street, N.W.; thence north along said Fourteenth Street, N.W.; to U Street, N.W.; thence westalong said U Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in southwesterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to Connecticut Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Connecticut Avenue, N.W., to the northern boundary of the National Zoological Park; thence in an easterly direction along the northern boundary of said National ZoologicalPark to Rock Creek; thence along said Rock Creek to Klingle Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Klingle Road, N.W., to the point of beginning at the intersection of said Klingle Road, N.W. and Piney Branch Parkway, N.W. "WARD II "Starting at the intersection of the center line of Connecticut Avenue, N.W., and the center line of Rock Creek; thence southeasterly along said Connecticut Avenue,, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to U Street, N.W.; thence east along said U Street, N.W., to Fourteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Fourteenth Street, N.W., to S Street, N.W.; thence east along said S Street, N.W., to Wiltberger Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Wiltberger Street, N.W., to T Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said T Street, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to New Jersey Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said New Jersey Avenue, N.W., to N Street, N.W.; thence west on said N Street, N.W., to Fourth Street, N.W.; thence south on said Fourth Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W., to Sixth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixth Street, N.W., to E Street, N.W.; thence west along said E Street, N.W., to Ninth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Ninth Street, N.W., to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.; thence southeasterly along said Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., to Constitution Avenue, N.W.; thence east along said Constitution Avenue, N.W., to its intersection with a line extending north from the center line of South Capitol Street through the center of the Capitol building; thence south along said line to South Capitol Street; thence along South Capitol Street to the Southwest Freeway, S.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Southwest Freeway to its intersection with a center line projection of the Washington Channel; thence in a southerly direction along the center line projection of Washington Channel to a center line projection of the Anacostia River; thence southwesterly along the center line of said Anacostia River and the projection of that center line to the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line at the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line to its intersection with a line extending the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park south to the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northerly direction from said boundary line to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; thence in an easterly direction along the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to Whitehaven Parkway, N.W.; thence east along Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W., to Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to the northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; thence in an easterly direction along said northwest boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a northeasterly direction along said center line of Rock Creek to the point of beginning at its intersection with Connecticut Avenue, N.W. "WARD III "Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center-line of Broad Branch Road, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Broad Branch Road to Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W. to Military Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Military Road, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence in a southerly direction along Rock Creek to the intersection of the center line of Rock Creek and the extension of the northern boundary of the National Zoological Park; thence in a westerly direction along said northern boundary of the National Zoological Park to Connecticut Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southeasterly direction along Connecticut Avenue, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence along the center line of Rock Creek to its intersection with the center line of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence west along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to the northwestern boundary of Dumbarton Oaks Park; thence in a westerly direction along said northwestern boundary of said Dumbarton Oaks Park to Whitehaven Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Whitehaven Street, N.W., to Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., to Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Thirty-Fifth Street, N.W., to Whitehaven Parkway N.W.; thence west along said Whitehaven Parkway, N.W., to the southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a westerly direction along said southern boundary of the eastern leg of Glover Archbold Park to a point where it intersects with the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park; thence in a southerly direction along the eastern boundary of Glover Archbold Park, extending said boundary along a line south to the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line where it follows the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River to the western corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a northeasterly direction along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with Broad Branch Road, N.W. "WARD IV "Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center line of Broad Branch Road, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Broad Branch Road to Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W. to Military Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Military Road, N.W., to the center line of Rock Creek; thence along said Rock Creek to Klingle Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Klingle Road, N.W., to Piney Branch Parkway, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Piney Branch Parkway, N.W., to Sixteenth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixteenth Street, N.W., to Spring Road, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Spring Road, N.W., to New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to North Capitol Street, N.W.; thence in a northerly direction along said North Capitol Street to Riggs Road, N.E.; thence in a northeasterly direction along said Riggs Road, N.E. to South Dakota Avenue, N.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said South Dakota Avenue, N.E., to Kennedy Street, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Kennedy Street, N.E., to the intersection of its center line with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to the northern corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a southwesterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of Broad Branch Road, N.W. "WARD V "Starting at the intersection of First Street, N.W., and Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence south along said First Street, N.W., to Bryant Street, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Bryant Street, N.W., to Second Street, N.W.; thence south on said Second Street, N.W., to Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., to Florida Avenue, N.W.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.W., to New Jersey Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said New Jersey Avenue, N.W., to N Street, N.W.; thence east along said N Street, N.W., to Kirby Street, N.W.; thence south on said Kirby Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.E., to Florida Avenue, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Florida Avenue, N.E., to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Benning Road, N.E., to the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northerly direction along the Anacostia River to the intersection of its center line with the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northwesterly direction along said boundary line to Kennedy Street, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Kennedy Street, N.E., to South Dakota Avenue, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said South Dakota Avenue, N.E., to Riggs Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along Riggs Road, N.E. to North Capitol Street; thence in a southerly direction along said North Capitol Street to Rock Creek Church Road, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., to Park Place, N.W.; thence south along said Park Place, N.W., to Michigan Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said Michigan Avenue, N.W., to the point of beginning at its intersection with First Street, N.W. "WARD VI "Starting at the intersection of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, N.W.; thence southwesterly along New York Avenue, N.W., to Kirby Street, N.W.; thence north on said Kirby Street, N.W., to N Street, N.W.; thence west on said N Street, N.W., to Fourth Street, N.W.; thence south on said Fourth Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in a southwesterly direction on said New York Avenue, N.W., to Sixth Street, N.W.; thence south along said Sixth Street, N.W., to E Street, N.W.; thence west along said E Street, N.W., to Ninth Street, N.W.; thence in a southerly direction along said Ninth Street, N.W., to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.; thence southeasterly along Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., to Constitution Avenue, N.W.; thence east along said Constitution Avenue, N.W., to its intersection with a line extending north from the center line of South Capitol Street through the center of the Capitol building; thence south along said line to South Capitol Street; thence along South Capitol Street to the Southwest Freeway, S.W.; thence in a westerly direction along said Southwest Freeway to its intersection with a center line projection of the Washington Channel; thence in a southerly direction along the center line projection of Washington Channel to a center line projection of the Anacostia River; thence in a northeasterly direction along said center line of the Anacostia River to East Capitol Street; thence in a westerly direction along East Capitol Street to a line extending from the center of East Capitol Street at the foot of the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge through Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to Twenty-Second Street, N.E.; thence westerly along said line to Twenty-Second Street, N.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Twenty-Second Street, N.E., to C Street, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said C Street, N.E., to Nineteenth Street, N.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Nineteenth Street, N.E., to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said Benning Road, N.E., to Florida Avenue, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along Florida Avenue, N.E., to New York Avenue, N.E., and west along New York Avenue, N.E., to the point of beginning at its intersection with North Capitol Street. "WARD VII "Starting at the intersection of the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line and the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of said Anacostia River to Benning Road, N.E.; thence in a northwesterly direction along said Benning Road to Nineteenth Street, N.E.; thence in a southerly direction along said Nineteenth Street, N.E., to C Street, N.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said C Street, N.E., to Twenty-Second Street, N.E.; thence in a southerly direction along said Twenty-Second Street, N.E., to East Capitol Street; thence in an easterly direction along a line extending from the center of East Capitol Street through Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to the foot of the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge; thence continuing east along East Capitol Street to the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a southerly direction along the Anacostia River to Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., to Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E.; thence south along said Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E., to S Street, S.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said S Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E., to Good Hope Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Good Hope Road, S.E., to Altamont Place, S.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Altamont Place, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a northeasterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the eastern corner of the District of Columbia; thence in a northwesterly direction along the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the center line of the Anacostia River. "WARD VIII "Starting at the intersection of the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River with the projection of the center line of the Anacostia River; thence in a northerly direction along the Anacostia River to Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.; thence in an easterly direction along said Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., to Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E.; thence south along said Twenty-Fifth Street, S.E., to S Street, S.E.; thence in a westerly direction along said S Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in a southwesterly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E., to Good Hope Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Good Hope Road, S.E., to Altamont Place, S.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Altamont Place, S.E., to Naylor Road, S.E.; thence in a southeasterly direction along said Naylor Road, S.E., to the State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line; thence in a southwesterly direction along said State of Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line to the southern corner of the District of Columbia on the Commonwealth of Virginia shore of the Potomac River; thence along the Commonwealth of Virginia-District of Columbia boundary line to the point of beginning at its intersection with the projection of the center line of the Anacostia River. "(b) Except where otherwise indicated, the boundary line is the center of the street." D.C. Law 19-171, in subsec. (a), substituted "Notwithstanding § 1-1011.01(h), and notwithstanding any other provision, the Council" for "The Council"; in the boundaries for Ward 5, substituted "to N Street, N.W.; thence east along said N Street, N.W., to Kirby Street, N.W.; thence south along said Kirby Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W.," for "to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W.," ; and, in boundaries for Ward 8, substituted "thence along a line connecting to the intersection of Nicholson Street, S.E., and Anacostia Drive, S.E.; thence south along said Nicholson Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E.," for "thence in an easterly direction along said Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.,". Temporary Amendments of Section Section 2 of D.C. Law 19-92, in subsec. (a), substituted " Notwithstanding section 2(h) of the Boundaries Act of 1975, effective December 16, 1975 (D.C. Law 1-38; D.C. Official Code § 1-1011.01(h)), and notwithstanding any other provision, the Council" for "The Council",; in the boundaries for Ward 5 in subsec. (a), substituted "to N Street, N.W.; thence east along said N Street, N.W., to Kirby Street, N.W.; thence south along said Kirby Street, N.W., to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W.," for "to New York Avenue, N.W.; thence in an easterly direction along said New York Avenue, N.W.," ; in the boundaries for Ward 8 in subsec. (a), substituted "thence along a line connecting to the intersection of Nicholson Street, S.E., and Anacostia Drive, S.E.; thence south along said Nicholson Street, S.E., to Minnesota Avenue, S.E.; thence in a northerly direction along said Minnesota Avenue, S.E.," for "thence in an easterly direction along said Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.," ; and added subsec. (c) to read as follows: "(c) The election ward boundaries set forth in subsection (a) of this section that become effective January 1, 2012, shall apply for the purpose of determining the ward residence of a person signing a nominating petition for the April 3, 2012 primary election during the period from November 14, 2011 through December 31, 2011.". Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 19-92 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2, 4 of Ward Redistricting Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-218, November 4, 2011, 58 DCR 9464). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Ward Redistricting Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-311, February 21, 2012, 59 DCR 1699). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-87, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-1041.01. Law 9-26 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-158, which was referred to the Committee on Regional Authorities and the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 4, 1991, and June 18, 1991, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 2, 1991, it was assigned Act No. 9-53 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 9-63 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-321. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 1, 1991, and November 5, 1991, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on November 25, 1991, it was assigned Act No. 9-106 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 9-65 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-314, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 5, 1991, and December 3, 1991, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 20, 1991, it was assigned Act No. 9-116 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 14-27, the "Ward Redistricting Amendment Act of 2001," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-137, which was referred to the Committee on Labor, Voting Rights, and Redistricting. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 5, 2001, and June 19, 2001, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 29, 2001, it was assigned Act No. 14-87 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 14-27 became effective on October 2, 2001. Law 19-38, the "Ward Redistricting Amendment Act of 2011", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-219, which was retained by the Council. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 7, 2011, and June 21, 2011, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 11, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 19-97 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-38 became effective on November 16, 2011. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 1-125. DC CODE § 1-1041.03 Current through December 11, 2012

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(Mar. 16, 1982, D.C. Law 4-87, § 4, 29 DCR 433; Aug. 17, 1991, D.C. Law 9-26, § 2, 38 DCR 4198; Mar. 11, 1992, D.C. Law 9-65, § 2, 39 DCR 8, Oct. 2, 2001, D.C. Law 14-27, § 2, 48 DCR 6380; Nov. 16, 2011, D.C. Law 19-38, § 2, 58 DCR 5823; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 147, 59 DCR 6190.)