Why State Election Rules Don’t Apply to Neighborhood Council Elections

The purpose of Neighborhood Councils is to "include representatives of the many diverse interests in communities and shall have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhood." (Charter, art. IX, § 900.) Neighborhood Council representation is not limited to residents or citizens but is "open to everyone who lives, works or owns real [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Blog, City Departments, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Why State Election Rules Don’t Apply to Neighborhood Council Elections

2016 Neighborhood Council Elections: Official Results

The results are in for the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections! 25,571 voters voted for 1,839 candidates in 82 elections and 8 selections this year. The oldest candidate was 93 years old; the youngest just 14. 34 Neighborhood Councils helped pioneer online voting this year - a first for any election in the City of Los [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|Comments Off on 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections: Official Results

Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

This summer, EmpowerLA is conducting a series of town halls across the City, to solicit feedback from Neighborhood Councils about how we can better serve our Board Members. We hope to gather feedback on the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections and Selections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Administrative Services (contracts, leases, PRAs, agendas), and anything else folks would [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Funding, Outreach|Comments Off on Town Hall Invite: Please Give Us Your Feedback

2016 Neighborhood Council Elections Survey

We would love to have your feedback on the 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections! Please take a moment to fill out this short 4-item survey regarding your Election experiences and your priorities for your community: https://form.jotform.com/41385529870968

By | June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections Survey

Do We Have Your Contact Info?

EmpowerLA does lots of communication via email, hence it is important that our board member database is up-to-date. We only use the emails that have been provided to us via rosters@empowerla.org. To make sure we have your correct email address, please go to your EmpowerLA - Neighborhood Council webpage (find it here); scroll down, and look for [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Do We Have Your Contact Info?

Get Your Polling Place Rental Bill Paid

EmpowerLA pays up to $200 of the cost of polling place rentals, but your location rental paperwork must be submitted correctly, in order to get that payment made. Once you have an invoice from the location you used, submit it to us via email, and use the subject line, "Election Polling Place." Send that email [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Get Your Polling Place Rental Bill Paid

Outreach Best Practices: Central San Pedro’s Record Selection Turnout

Congratulations to Central San Pedro for engaging a total of 1110 voters with their Selection process this month! That's a record number of voters for a Neighborhood Council Selection. Central San Pedro obtained such great results by taking their Selection on the road. They held a total of four events on two different days at [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, uncategorised|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Central San Pedro’s Record Selection Turnout

You Can Still Book A Pop-Up Poll This Week

There's still time to book a Pop-Up Poll before Saturday's official Election Day for Empowerment Congress North; Mid City; or Empowerment Congress West Neighborhood Councils! Pop-Up Polls can increase voting opportunities for your stakeholders. Call us right away with your suggestions for events or locations where we can set up one of our mobile voting [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on You Can Still Book A Pop-Up Poll This Week

How To Pay Your Election Location Rental Bill

Most Neighborhood Councils have used or will use a location that has a rental fee for their Elections. To make sure that your rental bill gets paid, please submit your location invoices via email to EmpowerLA.Funding@LACity.org, and cc (carbon copy) that email to ManQin.He@LACity.org. Make sure to write "Election Polling Place" in the subject line of your email. The [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Funding|Comments Off on How To Pay Your Election Location Rental Bill

This Week’s Pop-Up Polls: June 15th – June 17th

Below are confirmed Pop-Up Poll locations for June 15th - 17th. New dates are added to our Pop-Up Poll webpage at http://empowerla.org/popuppolls, as they are booked, so be sure to visit that page for the latest locations. Don't forget: even if a Pop-Up Poll isn't within your Neighborhood Council boundaries, your stakeholders may still vote at *any* Pop-Up [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on This Week’s Pop-Up Polls: June 15th – June 17th