Two Georgetown University students were elected Tuesday to serve on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) for a two-year term starting in January. Redistricting earlier this year created a second student ANC district; on the current commission there is just one student, Jake Sticka.
Junior Peter Prindiville's name appeared on the ballot for ANC2E08, a student voting District. Unofficial results that do not include the many provisional ballots cast by Georgetown students Tuesday, show Prindiville securing his seat with 61 votes.
Sophomore Craig Cassey was unable to gather enough signatures to appear on the ballot prior to the deadline, so he ran a write-in campaign for ANC2E04, which is made up of Georgetown University student housing. According to the BOEE website there were nine write-in votes. Patch has not confirmed with BOEE that the votes for were Cassey, but he posted on Facebook Tuesday night that his campaign was successful.
Patch ran into Prindiville in line at Duke Ellington School of the Arts Tuesday, waiting to vote for himself, among other candidates.
He said Tuesday was "the end of a long process," and that he was happy to be waiting in line to vote surrounded by friends and fellow students.
Tuesday was the first time he was old enough to vote in a presidential election. In 2008, he was in the booth as his father cast a ballot for president, this time around Prindiville said it was "exciting to have a say" himself.