Outreach Best Practices: Eagle Rock NC’s Election Promo Video & Election Day Activity Ideas

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council got a great turnout at their polls last weekend! Check out their fun election promo video and creative Election Day activity ideas for inspiration for making your own Election Day an event that draws your community closer together. Election promo video Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council’s “Eagle Rock the Vote!” video gives a [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:15+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Eagle Rock NC’s Election Promo Video & Election Day Activity Ideas

When Is There a Recount of Ballots?

Recounts may happen either automatically or by request in a Neighborhood Council election. Whenever there is a contest where the number of votes separating candidates for a given seat is 10% or less of the total votes cast in that contest, EmpowerLA Elections staff conduct a recount automatically. Recounts may also be conducted by request. [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:15+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on When Is There a Recount of Ballots?

What Happens In Case Of A Tie?

If there is a tie between two or more candidates running for the same Neighborhood Council seat, the tie is resolved by drawing straws. The drawing of straws may happen immediately after ballots are counted, if all the candidates involved (or their designated representatives) are present; otherwise, it will happen within two calendar days after [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:15+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on What Happens In Case Of A Tie?

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

Neighborhood Council Elections on Radio

Last Saturday night (5/7/16) Jay Handal, our Citywide Elections Administrator for the Neighborhood Council system, was the guest of radio show "Your Neighborhood Council" on AM870 The ANSWER. The show airs every Saturday night at 8pm. In this episode, Jay promotes Neighborhood Council elections and educates listeners on the Neighborhood Council system. Listen to the full audio clip [...]

By | 2016-05-11T16:42:13+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Elections on Radio

How to Use NationBuilder to Create Elections Events

When your Neighborhood Council holds meetings and events, it’s a good idea to let attendees know that they can get the latest Elections news for your Council if they sign up for your email list. Once you have those emails in hand, you can use NationBuilder to easily create and manage Elections-related events. If you [...]

By | 2016-05-11T16:57:35+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on How to Use NationBuilder to Create Elections Events

Outreach Best Practices: Cheap & Easy Elections Flyer Templates

Last week we talked about how to get your Elections Outreach seen. This week, we want to share easy-to-use Elections flyer templates made in common formats that can be edited on most computers. The templates are available in both Google Docs (English and Spanish) and Microsoft Word (English and Spanish).  Google Docs is a free program, [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:17+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Cheap & Easy Elections Flyer Templates

Election Volunteers: Where to Get Them & What They Can Expect

If you have a diverse group working your polls, you’ll naturally draw a more diverse pool of voters on Election Day, as your volunteers are sure to talk to their friends, family, and community about their upcoming participation in a Neighborhood Council election. What kind of people do you need and where do you find [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:19+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Election Volunteers: Where to Get Them & What They Can Expect

Your Candidate Toolbox

Our Candidate Toolbox makes it easy to brand yourself as a candidate and design an effective campaign! Follow our step-by-step guide below (or download it here) to learn how to identify the essential elements voters want to know about you; find and organize supporters; and create promotional material to share your message. You can also [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:19+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Tool Box|Comments Off on Your Candidate Toolbox

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:20+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Election Promo Video Idea from Canoga Park NC