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 […]

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 playful […]

By |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

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 Election homepage on […]

By |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 |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

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 widely […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Outreach Best Practices: Get Your Election Outreach Seen

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 download […]

By |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 |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

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, […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Neighborhood Council Presidents, Outreach|Comments Off on Introduce Candidates at Your Next Board Meeting

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|Comments Off on Electioneering & Nextdoor

Scavenger Hunt Is Still On

About a month ago, we asked Neighborhood Council folks to find election bus benches, bus shelters, and street light poles that are being advertised throughout the city. The scavenger hunt is still on! Anyone that finds their bus bench, bus shelter, and pole banner in their Neighborhood Council boundaries and hashtags it with #ElectionsLA on […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off on Scavenger Hunt Is Still On