Voter Qualifications 2017-01-09T12:30:04+00:00

Arleta voter categories and qualifying documents

In order to vote in Arleta, you’ll need to be 14 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to bring documentation to the polls that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Arleta stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is only open to Arleta stakeholders.

If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in Arleta and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, then you’ll need to include an additional document to verify your stakeholder status.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. In addition, whatever document you provide to establish your affiliation with the Arleta area must show a qualifying address lying within the council boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.)

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters. Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org.

Voters must be aged 14+ on Election Day.

If available, voters under 18 years of age should bring the following to the polls:

  • CA driver’s license or ID card
  • Passport
  • Picture ID from school, work, gym, or a club
  • Credit card with photo

If your photo ID does not show an Arleta address, or if you are under 18 and don’t have one of the photo ID types listed above, please bring one of the following to the polls:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Signed letter from parents stating your name; date of birth + qualifying address
  • Signed letter from the head of your school/church/organization/group stating your name/date of birth on official letterhead
  • School, church, or other organizational roster showing your name
  • Membership card from a local youth club/center
Must be aged 14+ on Election Day. If you live in Arleta or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t show an Arleta address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an Arleta address, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Renter’s Association or Neighborhood Watch verifying your Arleta address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 14+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in Arleta, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t show an Arleta address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an Arleta address, such as:
  • commercial lease or rental receipt
  • commercial mortgage statement
  • current City of LA business license
  • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
  • LA County property tax bill
  • billing statements from vendors
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own the business or property in question (see sample letter HERE)
  • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name + local address)
Must be aged 14+ on Election Day. If you work in Arleta as an employee or independent contractor, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t show an Arleta address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an Arleta address, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 14+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the Arleta area may vote in this election. Your community involvement may include having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t show an Arleta address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization that has an Arleta address, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions

Foothill Trails District voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Saturday April 2nd 10AM – 2PM at the Lake View Terrace Recreation Center 11075 Foothill Blvd Lake View Terrace 91342

Voting in the Foothill Trails Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 18 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries. Different types of stakeholders have different ballots in this election.

All voters must fill out a registration form at the polls, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. Voters in this election are “self affirming.” This means they must state who they are and explain how they’re a stakeholder qualified to vote in this election, but they do not need to provide proof of either their identity or stakeholder status.

In order to explain their stakeholder status, voters will need to provide a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

This election season, Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council has 2 different ballots. The ballot you receive depends on the nature of your stakeholder status:

  1. General Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who live, work, or own property within the council boundaries. Allows you to vote for Area; At-Large; and Community Interest Representatives.
  2. Community Interest Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who have an ongoing and substantial involvement within the council boundaries other than living, working, or owning property there.  For example, you or your child may attend a local school, or you may be a member of a church; service/volunteer organization; or non-profit there. Allows you to vote for Community Interest Representative candidates.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Greater Toluca Lake voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Thursday April 7th from 4-8 PM at:

Hollywood United Methodist Church

(North Campus)

4301 Cahuenga Blvd

Toluca Lake, 91602

Voting in the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 18 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries.

All voters must fill out a registration form at the polls, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. Voters in this election are “self affirming.” This means they must state who they are and explain how they’re a stakeholder qualified to vote in this election, but they do not need to provide proof of either their identity or stakeholder status.

In order to explain their stakeholder status, voters will need to provide a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address within the council boundaries that is associated with their stakeholder status. For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Mid-Town North Hollywood voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Thursday April 7th from 4-8 PM at:

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
6020 Radford Ave
North Hollywood, 91606

In order to vote in the Midtown North Hollywood Neighborhood Council elections, you must be 18 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Midtown North Hollywood stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is to open to all stakeholders over 18.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in the area and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document showing a qualifying address to verify your stakeholder status.

For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.) Not sure if your address qualifies? Look it up HERE.
Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters.

This election season, Midtown North Hollywood Neighborhood Council has 2 different ballots. The ballot you receive depends on your stakeholder status:

General Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who live, work, or own property within the council boundaries. Allows you to vote for candidates running for Resident, Business, At-Large, Community/Non-Profit Organization, Arts Organization, Religious Institution, School, and Community Interest Representatives.
Community Interest Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who have an ongoing and substantial involvement within the council boundaries other than living, working, or owning property there.  For example, you or your child may attend a local school, or you may be a member of a church; service/volunteer organization; or non-profit there. Allows you to vote for Community Interest Representative candidates.

North Hills West voter categories and qualifying documents

Voting in the North Hills West Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 18 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries. Different types of stakeholders have different ballots in this election.

All voters must register, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. North Hills West voters are “self affirming.” This means they must provide a photo ID to register to vote (see a list of accepted ID types below) but are not required to also provide proof of their stakeholder status.

However, voters should still be prepared to explain why they are a stakeholder, and to state a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. Your qualifying address would be the address where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, it could also be an address where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity, such having a child in school or being part of a volunteer/service group or non-profit organization. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

This election season, North Hills West Neighborhood Council has 3 different ballots. The ballot you receive depends on the nature of your stakeholder status:

  1. Residential Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who live within the council boundaries. Allows you to vote for Residential, General, and Community Interest Stakeholder candidates.
  2. General Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who work or own property within the council boundaries. Allows you to vote for General + Community Interest Stakeholder candidates.  
  3. Community Interest Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who have an ongoing and substantial involvement within the council boundaries other than living, working, or owning property there. For example, you or your child may attend a local school, or you may be a member of a church; service/volunteer organization; or non-profit there. Allows you to vote for Community Interest Stakeholder candidates.

Once you have your photo ID ready, register to vote HERE. Online voter registration closes Monday April 4th, 2016 at 11:59 PM. You will then have until 4PM on Saturday April 9th, to cast your vote online. Miss the deadline? You can still register and vote in person at the polls on Election Day, April 9th. Polls are open 2PM – 4 PM at the historic Onion building (aka the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society) 9550 Haskell Ave North Hills 91343. Meet the candidates HERE.

Need help? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID

Voters must submit one of the following types of ID to vote online or in person:

  • CA driver’s license or ID card
  • Passport
  • Picture ID from work, school, gym, or a club
  • Credit card with photo

North Hollywood Northeast voter categories and qualifying documents

Voting in the North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 16 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries. Different types of stakeholders have different ballots in this election.

All voters must register, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. North Hollywood Northeast voters are “self affirming.” This means they must provide a photo ID to register to vote (see a list of accepted ID types below) but are not required to also provide proof of their stakeholder status.

However, voters should still be prepared to explain their stakeholder status, and give a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. Your qualifying address would be the address where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, it could be an address where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

This election season, North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council has 2 different ballots. The ballot you receive depends on the nature of your stakeholder status:

  1. General Ballot: for stakeholders aged 16+ who live, work, or own property within the council boundaries. This ballot includes the same Community Interest candidates that appear on the ballot described below, plus some additional candidates.)
  2. Community Interest Ballot: for stakeholders aged 16+ who have an ongoing and substantial involvement within the council boundaries other than living, working, or owning property there. For example, you or your child may attend a local school, or you may be a member of a service organization there.

Register to vote online now HERE. Online voter registration closes Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM. You will then have until 8PM on Thursday, April 7th, to cast your vote online. Miss the deadline? You can still register and vote in person at the polls on Election Day, April 7th. Polls are open 4PM – 8 PM at LA Fire Station 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood 91605 (polls are in building at the rear of the parking lot.) Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Voters must submit one of the following types of ID to vote online or in person:

For all stakeholders:

  • CA driver’s license or ID card
  • Passport
  • Picture ID from work, school, gym, or a club
  • Credit card with photo

For stakeholders under the age of 18 who do not have one of the photo ID types listed above, please provide one of the following identifying documents. If registering to vote online, please also submit a photo of yourself (a selfie is fine):

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Signed letter from parents stating your name, address and date of birth.
  • Signed letter from the head of your school/church/organization/group stating your name/date of birth/address of organization. See a sample letter HERE.
  • Membership card from a local youth club/center
  • School, church or other organizational roster showing your name

Northridge East voter categories and qualifying documents

In order to vote in the Northridge East Neighborhood Council elections, you’ll need to be 18 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Northridge East stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is to open to all stakeholders over 18.

If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in the Northridge East area and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document to verify your stakeholder status.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. In addition, whatever document you provide to establish your affiliation with the Northridge East area must show a qualifying address lying within the council boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.) Not sure if your address qualifies? Look it up HERE.

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters. Smartphone photos are an easy way to upload necessary documents, or you may also scan or photocopy them.

Once you have your documents ready, click HERE to register to vote online. Online voter registration closes Monday April 4th, 2016 at 11:59 PM. You will then have until 4PM on Saturday, April 9th, to cast your vote online. Miss the deadline? You can still register and vote in person at the polls on Election Day, April 9th. Polls are open 12 noon – 4PM, at Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen St Northridge 91325. Meet the candidates HERE.

Need help? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you live in Northridge East or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge East address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Homeowner or Renter’s Association, or Neighborhood Watch verifying your address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in Northridge East, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge East address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • commercial lease or rental receipt
    • current utility bill for your place of business showing your name
    • commercial mortgage statement
    • current City of LA business license
    • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
    • LA County property tax bill
    • billing statements from vendors
    • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own a business or commercial property at a local address (see sample letter HERE)
    • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name as owner/operator + local address)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you work in Northridge East as an employee or independent contractor, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge East address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you work at a local address (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 18+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the Northridge East area may vote in this election. Your community involvement may include (but is not limited to) having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications as a community interest stakeholder, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge East address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization with an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions

North Hills East voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Saturday April 2nd 12 noon – 4 pm in the parking lot of the Vallarta Market 9136 Sepulveda Blvd North Hills 91343.

Voting in the North Hills East Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 14 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries. Different types of stakeholders have different ballots in this election.

All voters must fill out a registration form at the polls, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. Voters in this election are “self affirming.” This means they must state who they are and explain how they’re a stakeholder qualified to vote in this election, but they do not need to provide proof of either their identity or stakeholder status.

In order to explain their stakeholder status, voters will need to provide a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

This election season, North Hills East Neighborhood Council has 2 different ballots. The ballot you receive depends on the nature of your stakeholder status:

  1. General Ballot: for stakeholders aged 14+ who live, work, or own property within the council boundaries. Allows you to vote for Regional, Homeowner, Renter, Business Owner, Employee, At-Large, Organizational, Youth Community, and Senior Citizen Community board seats.
  2. Community Interest Ballot: for stakeholders aged 14+ who have an ongoing and substantial involvement within the council boundaries other than living, working, or owning property there.  For example, you or your child may attend a local school, or you may be a member of a church; service/volunteer organization; or non-profit there. Allows you to vote for At-Large, Organizational, Youth Community, and Senior Citizen Community board seats.  

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Northridge West voter categories and qualifying documents

In order to vote in the Northridge West Neighborhood Council elections, you’ll need to be 16 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Northridge West stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is to open to all stakeholders over 16.

If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in the Northridge West area and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document to verify your stakeholder status.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. In addition, whatever document you provide to establish your affiliation with the Northridge West area must show a qualifying address lying within the council boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.) Not sure if your address qualifies? Look it up HERE.

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters. Smartphone photos are an easy way to upload necessary documents, or you may also scan or photocopy them.

Once you have your documents ready, click HERE to register to vote online. Online voter registration closes Monday April 4th, 2016 at 11:59 PM. You will then have until 2PM on Saturday, April 9th, to cast your vote online. Miss the deadline? You can still register and vote in person at the polls on Election Day, April 9th. Polls are open 10AM – 2PM at Topeka Charter School, 9815 Topeka Dr, Northridge 91324. See the list of candidates HERE.

Need help? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.  

Must be aged 16+ on Election Day. If you live in Northridge West or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge West address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Homeowner or Renter’s Association, or Neighborhood Watch verifying your address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 16+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in Northridge West, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge West address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • commercial lease or rental receipt
    • current utility bill for your place of business showing your name
    • commercial mortgage statement
    • current City of LA business license
    • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
    • LA County property tax bill
    • billing statements from vendors
    • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own a business or commercial property at a local address (see sample letter HERE)
    • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name as owner/operator + local address)
Must be aged 16+ on Election Day. If you work in Northridge West as an employee or independent contractor, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge West address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you work at a local address (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 16+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the Northridge West area may vote in this election. Your community involvement may include (but is not limited to) having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications as a community interest stakeholder, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a Northridge West address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization with an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions
If you are under the age of 18, and do not have a CA driver’s license or photo ID card; passport; credit card with a photo or a picture ID from school, work, the gym or a club, please provide one of the following identifying documents instead. If registering to vote online, please also submit a photo of yourself (a selfie is fine):

  • Signed letter from parents stating your name, address and date of birth.
  • Signed letter from the head of your school/church/organization/group stating your name/date of birth/address of organization. See a sample letter HERE.
  • Membership card from a local youth club/center
  • School, church or other organizational roster showing your name

Need help with youth documentation? Write elections@empowerla.org or call us at (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Pacoima voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Saturday April 2nd 10 am – 2 pm at Pacoima City Hall 13520 Van Nuys Blvd Pacoima 91331.

Voting in the Pacoima Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 16 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries.

All voters must fill out a registration form at the polls, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. Voters in this election are “self affirming.” This means they must state who they are and explain how they’re a stakeholder qualified to vote in this election, but they do not need to provide proof of either their identity or stakeholder status.

In order to explain their stakeholder status, voters will need to provide a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Panorama City voter categories and qualifying documents

In order to vote in Panorama City, you’ll need to be 18 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Panorama City stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is to open to all Panorama City stakeholders over 18.

If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in Panorama City and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document to verify your stakeholder status.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. In addition, whatever document you provide to establish your affiliation with the Panorama City area must show a qualifying address lying within the council boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.)

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters. Smartphone photos are an easy way to upload necessary documents, or you may also scan or photocopy them. Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you live in Panorama City or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t show a Panorama City address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an Panorama City address, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Renter’s Association or Neighborhood Watch verifying your Panorama City address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in Panorama City, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t show a Panorama City address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • commercial lease or rental receipt
  • commercial mortgage statement
  • current City of LA business license
  • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
  • LA County property tax bill
  • billing statements from vendors
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own the business or property in question (see sample letter HERE)
  • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name + local address)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you work in Panorama City as an employee or independent contractor, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t show a Panorama City address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 18+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the Panorama City area may vote in this election. Your community involvement may include (but is not limited to) having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications as a community interest stakeholder, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t show a Panorama City address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization with an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions

Sherman Oaks voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Thursday April 7th from 4-8 PM at:

Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center Auditorium
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, 91423

In order to vote in the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council elections, you must be 18 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. Your status as a stakeholder of one of the regions of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council that is holding elections this year. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the boundaries of that region. Voting in this election is to open to all stakeholders over 18.

PLEASE NOTE: Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council has staggered elections, so that half the council’s regions have elections every 2 years. This year, elections are being held in council regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. Visit the council regional map HERE if you don’t know which area you live in. When you go to the polls, you’ll receive the ballot showing candidates for your region.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the boundaries of one of the regions having an election – for example, if you live in council region 2 and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document to verify your regional stakeholder status, which shows a qualifying address lying within one of the regions having an election this year.

For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property or a business. If you do none of those things within one of the council regions holding elections this year, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.)

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters.

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you live in the council area or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Homeowner or Renter’s Association, or Neighborhood Watch verifying your address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in one of the council regions having an election this year, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t already show a regional address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an address within the regional boundaries, such as:
    • commercial lease or rental receipt
    • current utility bill for your place of business showing your name
    • commercial mortgage statement
    • current City of LA business license
    • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
    • LA County property tax bill
    • billing statements from vendors
    • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own a business or commercial property at a local address (see sample letter HERE)
    • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name as owner/operator + local address)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you work as an employee or independent contractor within one of the council regions having an election this year, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a regional address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an address within the regional boundaries, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you work at a local address (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 18+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in one of the council regions having an election this year may vote. Your community involvement may include (but is not limited to) having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications as a community interest stakeholder, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a regional address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization with an address within the regional boundaries, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions

Studio City voter categories and qualifying documents

In order to vote in Studio City, you’ll need to establish two things, either by submitting supporting documentation online or bringing it to the polls: 1) your identity and 2) the relationship(s) you have to a neighborhood that qualifies you to vote there.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should *always* show your name. In addition, whatever document you provide to establish your relationship to the Studio City area must show a qualifying address that lies within the NC boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.) For some ballot types, a single document may be enough to substantiate both your identity and the address that qualifies you for that ballot.

There are seven different voter categories in Studio City’s elections this year, each defined by a particular type of relationship between a voter and the community. With the exception of Youth voters, who may only vote for the Youth seat, it is possible for voters aged 18+ to qualify for more than one ballot – in fact, they may qualify for up to 5, so long as correct documentation is submitted for each. Click the tabs below to see a list of qualifying documents and other specifications for each voter type. 

Register to vote online HERE. Have questions? Write us at elections@empowerla.org 

Voting in this category is open to anyone aged 18+ who qualifies as a Studio City Neighborhood Council stakeholder, so this ballot is available to anyone who can demonstrate that they live; work; own property or a business; or have a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the area. Your community involvement may include having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

Documents to provide:

  1. IDENTITY: Valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: proof that you live, work, own property, or have an ongoing and significant participation within the boundaries of the council. If your photo ID already shows a qualifying address within the council area, that’s all you need! You may also use other documents like the following, so long as they show both your name and a local address for the organization, school, church or business in question:
    • Paycheck or stub
    • Personal business card, membership card or participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions
This ballot is open to anyone with an ownership interest in a Studio City residential property who also lives at that address. People who live in a multi-unit residential building that they own also qualify. Must be 18+ on Election Day.

Documents to provide:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: proof of ownership at the qualifying address, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
Anyone who rents their residence within the Studio City Neighborhood Council boundaries may vote on this ballot, if they are aged 18+ on Election day.

Documents to provide:

  1. IDENTITY: Valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: Proof you rent your residence at qualifying address, such as:
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Renter’s Association or Neighborhood Watch verifying your tenancy (see a sample letter HERE)
  • renter’s insurance policy
To receive this ballot, voters must either legally provide goods or services for compensation in the Studio City NC area + maintain an LA City business license, OR they must own business real property (land or buildings used wholly and exclusively in a business) within the area. Must be 18+ on Election Day.

Documents to provide:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: proof you own a business OR own business real property at qualifying address, such as:
  • commercial lease or rental receipt
  • commercial mortgage statement
  • current City of LA business license
  • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
  • LA County property tax bill
  • billing statements from vendors
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own the business or property in question (see sample letter HERE)
  • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show you as owner + local address)
Voters in this category must legally provide goods or services for compensation in the Studio City NC area. However, unlike Business voters, Employee/Independent Contractor voters do not need to maintain a City business license, and the compensation they receive is reported on IRS Forms W2 or 1099. Must be 18+ on Election Day.

Documents to provide:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: proof you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at a Studio City address, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce (see a sample letter HERE)
Voters in this category must be a member or full-time employee of a service organization that is located within the Studio City Neighborhood Council boundaries and which appears on an SCNC Board-certified list of such organizations. Must be 18+ on Election Day.

Documents to provide:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: proof of organizational membership, such as:
    • member roster with your name
    • business card with your name + organization address
    • letter from head of organization on official letterhead (see a sample letter HERE)

If you are a full-time employee of a qualified service organization, you may establish your qualifications for this ballot with documents such as:

  • current W2 or 1099
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • printed advertisement or webpage for the organization that shows your name
Voters for this special seat must be 15-17 years old on Election Day. Documents you provide should establish 1) your identity; 2) your age; and 3) the relationship you have to Studio City that qualifies you to vote there. Please write us at elections@empowerla.org if you have any questions about how to qualify as a Youth voter.

Acceptable documents include:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from a local school, workplace, gym, youth center/club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  1. AGE: if your photo ID doesn’t include your date of birth, please establish your age with documents such as the following:
    • Birth certificate
    • Youth club/membership card from a local Studio City youth club or group
    • Letter from school administration on official letterhead stating that you are a current student and are 15-17 years of age as of the Election Day, April 7th (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Signed letter from your parents stating your name + date of birth. Include a photo, if you don’t have a separate photo ID to submit.
  1. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID + proof of age does not already include a local address to qualify you as a Studio City stakeholder, please submit a document that includes a qualifying address such as one of the following:
    • current mail showing your name + address
    • school/church/organization/group roster with your name
    • school/church/organization/group program/flyer/calendar with your name
    • receipt for membership dues
    • Letter from the head of your church/organization/group stating you are a current participant (see a sample HERE)

Sunland-Tujunga voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Saturday April 2nd 1pm – 6pm in the parking lot of Vons 7789 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga 91042

In order to vote in the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council elections, you must be 16 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Sunland Tujunga stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is to open to all stakeholders over 18.

If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in the area and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document to verify your stakeholder status.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. In addition, whatever document you provide to establish your stakeholder status must show a qualifying address lying within the council boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.) Not sure if your address qualifies? Look it up HERE.

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters. Smartphone photos are an easy way to upload necessary documents, or you may also scan or photocopy them.

In order to explain their stakeholder status, voters must provide a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

This election season, Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council has 4 different ballots. The ballots represent the four regions into which the council is divided. You will receive the ballot for the region where your qualifying address is located. All four regional ballots include candidates running to represent that particular region, plus candidates running for officer positions on the board.

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Must be aged 16+ on Election Day. If you live in the council area or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Homeowner or Renter’s Association, or Neighborhood Watch verifying your address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 16+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in the council area, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • commercial lease or rental receipt
    • current utility bill for your place of business showing your name
    • commercial mortgage statement
    • current City of LA business license
    • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
    • LA County property tax bill
    • billing statements from vendors
    • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own a business or commercial property at a local address (see sample letter HERE)
    • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name as owner/operator + local address)
Must be aged 16+ on Election Day. If you work in the council area as an employee or independent contractor, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you work at a local address (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 16+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the council area may vote in this election. Your community involvement may include (but is not limited to) having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications as a community interest stakeholder, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable. (See the YOUTH ID tab if you are under 18 and do not have one of the photo IDs listed here.)
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization with an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions
If you are under the age of 18, and do not have a CA driver’s license or photo ID card; passport; credit card with a photo or a picture ID from school, work, the gym or a club, please provide one of the following identifying documents instead. If registering to vote online, please also submit a photo of yourself (a selfie is fine):

  • Signed letter from parents stating your name, address and date of birth.
  • Signed letter from the head of your school/church/organization/group stating your name/date of birth/address of organization. See a sample letter HERE.
  • Membership card from a local youth club/center
  • School, church or other organizational roster showing your name

Need help with youth documentation? Write elections@empowerla.org or call us at (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Sun Valley Area voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Saturday April 2nd 10am – 2pm at JH Francis Polytechnic High School 12431 Roscoe Blvd Sun Valley 91352

Voting in the Sun Valley Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 18 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries. Different types of stakeholders have different ballots in this election.

Before you vote, you must register – even if you’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. Voters in this election are “self affirming.” This means they must state who they are and explain how they’re a stakeholder qualified to vote in this election, but they don’t need to provide proof of either their identity or qualifications.

During the registration process, voters must give a “qualifying address,” which is an address associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. For many voters, your qualifying address is where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

This election season, Sun Valley Neighborhood Council has 2 different ballots. The ballot you receive depends on the nature of your stakeholder status:

  1. General Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who live, work, or own property within the council boundaries. Allows you to vote for Residential, Business/Property Owner, At-Large, and Community Interest Stakeholder Director candidates.
  2. Community Interest Ballot: for stakeholders aged 18+ who have an ongoing and substantial involvement within the council boundaries other than living, working, or owning property there.  For example, you or your child may attend a local school, or you may be a member of a church; service/volunteer organization; or non-profit there. Allows you to vote for the Community Interest Stakeholder Director candidates.

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Sylmar voter categories and qualifying documents

The Sylmar Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 14 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a Sylmar stakeholder – that is, someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries.

Sylmar Neighborhood Council voters are “self affirming.” Self affirmation voters in this election must provide a photo ID to register to vote, but are not required to also provide proof of their stakeholder status. However, Sylmar voters should still be prepared to state a “qualifying address” associated with their stakeholder status that lies within the council boundaries. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a qualifying address.)

Click the tabs below to see a list of acceptable ID documents and stakeholder types.

Register to vote HERE. Have questions? Write us at elections@empowerla.org

Voters must submit one of the following types of ID to vote online or in person:

For all stakeholders:

  • CA driver’s license or ID card
  • Passport
  • Picture ID from work, school, gym, or a club
  • Credit card with photo

For stakeholders under 18 who do not have one of the photo ID types listed above, please provide one of the following identifying documents. If registering to vote online, please also submit a photo of yourself (a selfie is fine):

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Signed letter from parents stating your name, address and date of birth.
  • Signed letter from the head of your school/church/organization/group stating your name/date of birth/address of organization. See a sample letter HERE.
  • Membership card from a local youth club/center
  • School, church or other organizational roster showing your name
If you do any of the following and are 14 years of age or older on Election Day, you qualify as a voter. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, and other types of ongoing, substantial community involvement may also qualify you:

  • Live in the area
  • Attend school full time
  • Have a child in a local school
  • Work or have membership or other participation at a local educational institution; faith-based organization; or community-based organization, such as a non-profit
  • Work at, own or operate a local business
  • Equestrian – such as boarding a horse locally, or having membership in a local equestrian club

Valley Village voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Thursday April 7th from 4-8 PM at:

Faith Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)

5000 Colfax Avenue
Valley Village, 91601

In order to vote in the Valley Village Neighborhood Council elections, you must be 18 years of age or older on Election Day. You’ll also need to provide documentation that verifies two things:

  1. your identity
  2. your Valley Village stakeholder status. A “stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, owns a business or property, or who has an ongoing and substantial participation within the council boundaries. Voting in this election is to open to all stakeholders over 18.

Accepted documents vary according to the nature of your local involvement, but whatever you submit should always show your name. If your photo ID shows a qualifying address which lies within the council boundaries – for example, if you live in the area and your residential address appears on your driver’s license – then that’s all you’ll need! If it doesn’t, you’ll need to include an additional document showing a qualifying address to verify your stakeholder status.

For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. (Please note that a PO box is *not* considered a valid address.) Not sure if your address qualifies? Look it up HERE.

Click the tabs below to see lists of qualifying documents acceptable for different types of voters.

Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.

Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you live in the council area or own residential property there, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity + voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document to the polls showing you live or own a residential property at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • LA County property tax bill
  • Current mortgage statement
  • homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  • deed
  • homeowner’s association bill
  • County Assessor parcel info printout for your address
  • current utility bill with your name
  • current mail with your name/address
  • current lease agreement
  • current rent receipt
  • letter from landlord, Homeowner or Renter’s Association, or Neighborhood Watch verifying your address (see a sample letter HERE)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you own a business or commercial property in the council area, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: If your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, bring one additional document showing you own a business or commercial real estate at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • commercial lease or rental receipt
    • current utility bill for your place of business showing your name
    • commercial mortgage statement
    • current City of LA business license
    • CA State Board of Equalization resale certificate
    • LA County property tax bill
    • billing statements from vendors
    • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you own a business or commercial property at a local address (see sample letter HERE)
    • printed advertisement or webpage of business (must show your name as owner/operator + local address)
Must be aged 18+ on Election Day. If you work in the council area as an employee or independent contractor, please bring the following document(s) to the polls on Election Day, to establish your identity and voter qualifications:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document showing you are employed or conduct an independent contractor business at an address within the council boundaries, such as:
  • current W2 or 1099
  • project/job contract or service agreement
  • work permit
  • letter from employer on business letterhead (see sample letter HERE)
  • personal business card with your name + business name/address
  • staff roster showing your name
  • current business mail with your name/business name/business address
  • pay stub or paycheck
  • business lease or rental agreement
  • business rental receipt
  • billing statements from vendors
  • printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee or independent contractor + local address)
  • letter from local Business Improvement District or Chamber of Commerce stating you work at a local address (see a sample letter HERE)
Anyone aged 18+ on Election Day who has a substantial, ongoing community involvement in the council area may vote in this election. Your community involvement may include (but is not limited to) having a child enrolled in a local school or being a student yourself, or belonging to local groups such as a church; volunteer/service group; or non-profit organization.

If this is you, please bring document(s) to the polls on Election Day to establish your identity and voter qualifications as a community interest stakeholder, such as:

  1. IDENTITY: valid photo ID – such as CA driver’s license; CA ID card; or passport. A picture ID with your name from work, school, gym, club or a photo credit card is also acceptable.
  2. QUALIFICATION: if your photo ID doesn’t already show a local address, please bring one additional document showing you’re a regular participant in a local school, church, service group, or organization with an address within the council boundaries, such as:
    • School ID
    • Business card of organization with your name
    • Membership card
    • Participation certificate
    • Church, school or organizational roster showing your name
    • Flyer, agenda, calendar or newsletter with your name
    • Letter on official letterhead from school; church; or organization stating you are a substantial + ongoing participant there (see a sample letter HERE)
    • Receipt for membership dues or contributions

Van Nuys voter categories and qualifying documents

VOTE Thursday April 7th from 4-8 PM at:

Van Nuys City Hall

(Patio)

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Voting in the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council election is open to everyone 16 years of age or older on the Election Day who is a stakeholder of the council. A stakeholder is someone who lives, works, owns property, or has an ongoing and substantial participation with a group, organization or institution within the council boundaries.

All voters must fill out a registration form at the polls, even if they’re already registered to vote in national elections, or have voted in Neighborhood Council elections in the past. Voters in this election are “self affirming.” This means they must state who they are and explain how they’re a stakeholder qualified to vote in this election, but they do not need to provide proof of either their identity or stakeholder status.

In order to explain their stakeholder status, voters will need to provide a “qualifying address” during the registration process, which is an address within the council boundaries that is associated with their stakeholder status. For many voters, your qualifying address will be where you live, work, or own property. If you do none of those things within the council area, your qualifying address could be the place where you routinely attend school or church, or regularly participate in some other community-based activity. Please note that a PO box is *not* acceptable as a qualifying address.

Have questions? Write elections@empowerla.org, or call (818) 293-VOTE (8683) weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm.
Meet your Neighborhood Council candidates HERE