How To Run Facebook Ads

  Facebook ads can boost your posts, promote your page, send people to your website, raise attendance at your events, and more. If your Neighborhood Council has a Facebook page, running advertisements during elections is a great outreach strategy. If your Neighborhood Council does not have a Facebook Page, learn how to make one here. [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:15+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs, Tool Box|Comments Off on How To Run Facebook Ads

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

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

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

Outreach Best Practices: Get Your Election Outreach Seen

What's the best way to ensure your Election outreach gets seen by as many stakeholders as possible? Location, location, location! Put your Election posters and flyers where the majority of your stakeholders will see them. One of the most effective ways to promote your Election is to place your outreach material at locations that are [...]

By | 2016-05-04T14:37:00+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Get Your Election Outreach Seen

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

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

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. [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:21+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on When & Where To View Election Results

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:21+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Blog, Election Chairs, Neighborhood Council Elections, Online Voting, Outreach Chairs, uncategorised|Comments Off on Qualifying Documents