Neighborhood Council Elections

GM’s Message 4.4.14

I hope this newsletter finds you well. This past week has been a little rough because I lost my voice on Sunday, and my asthma has kicked up so crazy that I’ve only been able to work part time this week. We’re still rocking and rolling here though figuratively and literally with all these earthquakes lately. The Region 5 elections in the Hollywood and Central area were great on Sunday. I got to

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The Election in your Backyard

As Angelenos, it's important that we all take an active role in making our city prosperous, safe, livable, and well-run. With that in mind, will you vote in your neighborhood council election this weekend? This city is too big and diverse to leave all the decisions to City Hall. That's why I've made a proactive effort to host office hours, neighborhood walks, and town halls in every corner of Los

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Valley Elections Report

Voters in the Valley have spoken and after four weeks of polling, ten Neighborhood Councils experienced historic high voter turnout, resulting in a valley-wide increase in voters of 58.9% over 2012. The 34 Neighborhood Councils in the Valley were divided into four regions, providing an opportunity for regional outreach strategies that included newspaper advertisements, direct mail, robo-calling, social

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Journos at the Polls

The participation of locals is essential to ensuring election integrity and that goes double for local journalists who join the volunteers at the polls and then share their experiences with the community. Two weeks ago Denyse Selesnick worked the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council election and share her experience in City Watch LA, noting that “Neighborhood Councils are gaining strength and influence

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Locations, Locations, Locations II

Neighborhood Councils pick the location for their upcoming elections, a choice that was typically made before the November 22, 2014 deadline for their Election Stipulation Worksheets, along with several other decisions on the administration of their elections. They also submit a Demand Warrant for the location fees. Neighborhood Councils that did not select a location or did not turn in a worksheet

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Promote Local Democracy – Staff Neighborhood Polls

Neighborhood Council elections are successful because of the volunteers that work with the poll managers to assist voters in navigating the election process, from registering and qualifying for a ballot to navigating the board structure and ballots. Volunteers make great neighborhoods greater and they are essential at our local elections where the objective is to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

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The Canvass of Votes

The Neighborhood Council election journey is open to the public, from beginning to end, including the Canvass of Votes which typically takes place at the conclusion of the polling and at the same location as the election. At the conclusion of the polling, the polls will be closed and the room will be reset for the tally process. The Poll Manager will then open the doors and allow observers and media

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Region 8 Candidate Filing Extension

EmpowerLA has extended the deadline for candidate filing by seven days in order to conduct a comprehensive direct mail campaign that will reach every residential address within the council boundaries, engaging voters for the Arroyo Seco, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Greater Cypress Park, Historic Highland Park, LA 32, and Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Councils. The candidate filing deadline

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Candidate Forums

Election Season is underway and the Candidates have been certified for the four regions in the Valley, resulting in dozens of Candidate Forums taking place over the next four weeks. Now the voters will get to hear the Candidates address the community on the issues, their positions, and the reasons why they should be elected to the Neighborhood Council Board. Candidate Forums are an important part

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Locations, Locations, Locations

Neighborhood Councils pick the location for their upcoming elections, a choice that was typically made before the November 22, 2014 deadline for their Election Stipulation Worksheets, along with several other decisions on the administration of their elections. Neighborhood Councils that did not select a location or did not turn in a worksheet will be using their “default” location, which is whatever

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