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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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