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Elections 2018-12-20T17:00:37+00:00
If I ran as a candidate in a previous Neighborhood Council election, or if I am a current Neighborhood Council board member, do I have to register to run again in 2019? Can I use the same photo or personal statement? Will I have to re-submit my qualifying documents or photo ID? 2018-12-20T16:10:03+00:00

Yes, if you want to run again in 2019, you will need to create a new login and fill out the candidate application form again. If you want to use the same photo or personal statement as you did in a previous election, you may do so if you have those things on file, but you will have to upload them again with this new application. You may also use the same qualifying documents as you used in a prior election if they are still appropriate to the seat you are running for, but you will have to re-submit those documents again, also, as City Clerk does not keep them on file, to protect your security.

If I’m already registered to vote in national elections, do I still have to register to vote in the Neighborhood Council elections? 2018-12-20T16:09:37+00:00

Yes, you still need to register as a Neighborhood Council voter, even if you’re registered already to vote in national elections.

What day is my Neighborhood Council election? 2018-12-20T16:05:27+00:00

Neighborhood Council elections happen on a series of regional election dates between March 31 – June 20, 2019. Look for your Council on the list on the Elections Dates on this page to see your Election Day.

What is the difference between documentation and self-affirmation? 2018-12-20T16:11:21+00:00

Neighborhood Councils vary according to whether they require voters to provide proof of how they qualify as a stakeholder, or allow voters to self-affirm their stakeholdership in that Council. “Documentation” Councils ask voters to prove both their identity and their stakeholdership. This may require one or two documents, depending on the stakeholder type. For example, a local resident may simply show a photo ID that lists their name and an address within a Council’s boundaries, and that will be enough to qualify them, but someone who works within the area may need to show both their photo ID and an additional document like a pay-stub to show proof that they work locally and that their employer is within a Council’s boundaries.

What is the minimum age to vote? 2018-12-20T16:10:46+00:00

Voting age varies between Neighborhood Councils, with the most common minimum age being 16. To view the voting age for your Council, select it from the list at http://EmpowerLA.org/Councils to open their webpage, then click Bylaws near the bottom on on the right side of the page; open the Bylaws document; and go to the last page of that document, which will contain all election rules for that Council, including the minimum age to run or vote.

What Neighborhood Council do I belong to? 2018-12-20T16:07:20+00:00

Enter your address in the search bar at http://EmpowerLA.org/city-map, then click on the area where your marker appears to identify your Council.

Where is my Election Day polling place? 2018-12-20T16:06:26+00:00

Select your Neighborhood Council from the list at http://EmpowerLA.org/Councils to view their webpage. Polling places will be listed on each Council’s webpage by mid-March 2019.

Who can run for office? 2018-12-20T16:08:14+00:00

Neighborhood Council elections are inclusive. They are open not just to residents who are US citizens, but also to those who work, own property or a business, go to school or church, or have some other substantial, ongoing participation within the community served by a particular Neighborhood Council. You do not need to be a US citizen or legal US resident to run for a seat, even if you are undocumented or were formerly incarcerated. However, candidates must meet the minimum age to qualify for the seat they are running for. You’ll see details about minimum age requirements for specific seats during the candidate registration process.

Who can vote? 2018-12-20T16:07:50+00:00

Neighborhood Council elections are inclusive. They are open not just to residential voters who are US citizens, but also to those who work, own property or a business, go to school or church, or have some other substantial, ongoing participation within the community served by a particular Neighborhood Council. You do not need to be a US citizen or legal US resident to vote, and may vote even if you are undocumented or were formerly incarcerated. However, all voters must be of the minimum voting age set by their Neighborhood Council. Voting age varies between Neighborhood Councils, with the most common minimum age being 16.

Will the proposed changes to the definition of “community interest stakeholders” impact the 2019 Neighborhood Council elections? 2018-12-20T16:11:54+00:00

The definition of a community interest stakeholder will not change during the 2019 Neighborhood Council election cycle. Community interest stakeholders are those who do not live, work, or own property or a business within a Neighborhood Council’s boundaries, yet they still qualify as a stakeholder because they have some type of substantial, ongoing involvement with the community that Council serves. Examples of community interest stakeholders include students or parents of students at local schools; members of local churches; or those who are regular volunteers at a local non-profit.

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