The Pacoima Neighborhood Council opened their polls at 10 in the morning and 102 days later, the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council closed their polls at 8:30 in the evening.

Somewhere in the middle a dozen Independent Election Administrators put an average of 1500 miles on their vehicles as they encouraged more than 1600 Candidates to embrace grassroots democracy – Neighborhood Council style!

Along the way they partnered with over 400 Volunteers in supporting 75 Neighborhood Councils as they created election events that went Beyond the Ballot Box. They established regional connectivity and regional outreach strategies, encouraged the pollination of ideas and innovations, and most of all, they created meaningful election experiences for more than 19,000 voters.

When the Ballot dust had settled, the data spoke loudly.

19,025 Voters – up 15.79% over 2010
(voters to open seats)

1609 Candidates – up 28.35% over 2010
(candidates to open seats)

2206 Factual Basis Voters
down 34.1% from 2010

461 (49.6%) Incumbents elected
469 (50.4%) New Voices elected

But now it’s time to hear from you.

Please take a moment to click this Elections Survey link and let us know about your 2012 Elections Experience.

As always, thanks for all you do!

Stephen Box
Elections Coordinator
Acting Senior Project Coordinator