Outreach Best Practices: How To Seek Out & Recruit Great Committee Members

Forming new committees is part of forming a new Board, and effective committees are the secret to an effective Board. But where can you find great committee members in your area, and how can you recruit them? Your Neighborhood Council's email list is entirely composed of people who already know and care about your Neighborhood [...]

By | 2016-06-15T17:06:40+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: How To Seek Out & Recruit Great Committee Members

Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

Increase voter turnout by giving your stakeholders clear, simple, and complete information about your upcoming Election. Here’s a guide to the Election essentials you can share and tips on the best way to share them. WHAT TO SHARE Your Election Homepage If you share just one thing with your voters, give them your Neighborhood Council’s [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:16+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Election Essentials To Share With Your Stakeholders

Creating Short Links: How to Shorten a URL

Long links eat up valuable space on printed flyers or in Twitter tweets. They’re also hard to remember if someone has to manually enter a URL they see in print or in a caption on a social media outlet like Instagram, which doesn’t allow clickable links. Avoid both issues by creating custom short links to [...]

By | 2016-05-18T17:09:28+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Creating Short Links: How to Shorten a URL

How To Find Your Election Results

Finding out what happened is the most exciting part of an Election! Results are posted to each Neighborhood Council’s Election page as they become available. Watch a step-by-step demo of how to find your Council’s Election results, or follow the instructions below.   If you already know where to find your Neighborhood Council Election homepage: [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:16+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on How To Find Your Election Results

How Digital Polling Places Work on Election Day

Online voting is brand new for Los Angeles voters! Let your stakeholders and volunteers know what to expect at digital polling places on Election Day. How Voter Registration works When voters arrive at the polls, they’ll be asked to fill out one of these forms. Everyone must fill one out, even if they pre-registered online, [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:20+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|Comments Off on How Digital Polling Places Work on Election Day

Electioneering & Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a great tool for promoting Neighborhood Council elections, but you must take care to use it correctly to avoid problems with electioneering. Individual candidates may not be promoted via a Neighborhood Council's official Nextdoor account, unless ALL candidates are being promoted equally and in a random order. Additionally, a Nextdoor account that belongs to a [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:20+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Electioneering & Nextdoor

How & When To File Election Challenges

Election challenges must be filed within 5 calendar days after the election in question takes place. They must be submitted online by filling out the form located here. Election challenges become part of the public record once they are made. Learn more about challenges here. See a list of submitted challenges here.

By | 2016-04-19T17:45:30+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on How & When To File Election Challenges

FAQs RE: Candidate Funding & Endorsements

Neighborhood Council Candidates are allowed to raise money and to accept donations and endorsements from individuals or organizations. (We recommend you keep a record of any donations received for your taxes.) A Neighborhood Council, however, may not endorse candidates; nor may it use public funds to support individual candidates. However, individual board members may endorse [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:21+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on FAQs RE: Candidate Funding & Endorsements

NationBuilder for Neighborhood Councils

NationBuilder is a community building platform, a powerful digital tool that allows Neighborhood Councils to engage their communities by: Accessing and Managing Voter Registration Data Managing Neighborhood Council Contact Data Creating Newsletters for Specific Audiences Creating email blasts with Surveys and RSVPs Tracking and Managing Social Media Activity EmpowerLA has a master account with NationBuilder [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:23+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Blog, How-To|Comments Off on NationBuilder for Neighborhood Councils

How-To: Start Your Elections Process

The Elections Team is here to help you when you need it. So to help guide your budget and key event/outreach planning, check out this quick "cheat sheet" to use as a basis for your planning. Questions? Email lisa@empowerla.org or jay@empowerla.org Click here for your Election Timeline per Region. Click here for your Neighborhood Council [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:40+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Blog, How-To|Comments Off on How-To: Start Your Elections Process