Pop-Up Polls!

Pop-up polls, where voters can register and cast their votes on the spot, will be held throughout the city now through June!

Here are the locations and times of this week’s pop-up polls, both of which are being held in Downtown LA. Each lasts approximately 1-2 hours:
Mid City West Community Council
Saturday April 30th
10 AM- 2PM
Farmer’s Market
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This Week’s Pop Up Polls

Pop-up polls, where voters can register and cast their votes on the spot, will be held throughout the city now through June! Here are the locations and times of this week’s pop-up polls, both of which are being held in Downtown LA. Each lasts approximately 1-2 hours:

Wednesday April 27th, 7:00 PM
Eastern Columbia Lofts 849 S […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|0 Comments

Outreach Best Practices: Election Promo Video Idea from Canoga Park NC

Canoga Park Neighborhood Council shot a very engaging series of videos from their local EmpowerLA bus bench to promote their recent Elections, and you can follow their lead by making an Election video series of your own. Some of the Canoga Park videos – like this one on their Facebook page – had signage showing […]

What Candidates and Board Members Can (and Cannot) Do at the Polls

Volunteers are essential to a successful Election Day, and everyone’s help is needed, and much-appreciated. Board Members and candidates make excellent election volunteers, because they have so much passion for their neighborhood. However, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, there are a few basic parameters Board Members and candidates must follow at the […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|0 Comments

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, as […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Blog, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting|0 Comments

Introduce Candidates at Your Next Board Meeting

Besides holding official Candidate Forums, another great way to promote your upcoming Election is to invite Candidates to your next Board Meeting so they can introduce themselves and get a taste of what a Board Meeting is like.

You may agendize this item, or simply invite Candidates to speak during the public comment period. Either way, […]

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 private […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|0 Comments

When & Where To View Election Results

Election results may be viewed by clicking the big red button found at the bottom of each Neighborhood Council’s Elections page. (To get to that page, go to EmpowerLA.org/find-your-council/ and select your Neighborhood Council on the map.)

For Councils with online elections, the unofficial canvass of votes will generally be posted the night of the elections. For […]

Ch – Ch – Changes!

If your Neighborhood Council needs to change any of the details of your election, including the location or the hours, it is imperative that the Board act as a body and then that the Board amend their Stip Sheet to let the Elections Team know of the change.

Please fill out and submit a stipulation sheet […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, How-To, Neighborhood Council Elections|0 Comments

Qualifying Documents

Voters ask “What documents do I need to show in order to vote?”

Voters at Neighborhood Councils that are self-affirmation do not need to show any documents in order to vote, they merely self-affirm their identity and qualification to vote on the registration form.

Voters at Neighborhood Councils that are self-affirmation with Online Voting must show a […]