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 […]

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

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

Make Your Election a Party!

A great way to make your 2016 Neighborhood Council Elections a huge success is to turn it into a party. How do you want to attract voters to ensure high turnout? Do you want to have a DJ or a band and call it a block party? Do you want to call it a backyard […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off on Make Your Election a Party!

Survey Results

By Lucas Lu and Adriana Cho

At the beginning of our series we mentioned we would be conducting a survey at our school to see how much students knew about Neighborhood Councils and what mattered to them in terms of civic engagement. Out of 17 responses, these are the results:

Survey Results

“Do you plan on voting in […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Blog, Outreach, TeamUCLA|Comments Off on Survey Results

Congratulations to Lisa!

Lisa Cahan Davis has been invited by several Neighborhood Councils to take on the responsibility of Election Manager for those councils where she will be creating and implementing specific election campaigns tailored to the needs of each council.

Lisa’s background in event management and marketing has proven to be a tremendous foundation for her work […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off on Congratulations to Lisa!

Neighborhood Council Mailers

What better way to inform your stakeholders of the existence of the Neighborhood Council System than by mail? By sending a mailer out to each residence within your Neighborhood Council’s boundaries, you can effectively introduce, or re-introduce, your Neighborhood Council and garner more support, voter turnout, and candidate registration for 2016 Elections. More than 75% […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council Mailers

Work with Your Regional Branch Library

Your regional branch library is the perfect partner in connecting with your stakeholders during this Election process. Los Angeles branch libraries have computers for individuals to register as candidates, register to vote online, and research which Neighborhood Councils represent their needs. Your local branch library has a genuine interest in positively serving the needs of […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off on Work with Your Regional Branch Library

Sign Up to Learn How to Use NationBuilder and Nextdoor

Online Voting Neighborhood Council Elections Chairs and Outreach Chairs will benefit from attending any one of the January 2016 Online Outreach Workshops. Bring your computers, plans, budgets and ideas!

Anyone can attend, for these workshops benefit all who set the course for elections outreach, marketing, and communications.

To RSVP:
1.Go to the EmpowerLA.org and hover over Leadership Academy […]

By |December 30th, 2015|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach|Comments Off on Sign Up to Learn How to Use NationBuilder and Nextdoor