2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections

91 of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils are holding elections this season between November 2020
and mid-June 2021. V
oting in all NC elections this season will be exclusively Vote-By-Mail.

When is my Neighborhood Council Election?

Neighborhood Council elections happen on 12 different regional timelines over a six-month cycle. Vote-By-Mail ballots are postage paid, but must be requested online or by mail. Look up your NC’s Election Day and ballot request deadline here:

ELECTIONS TIMELINE

Who’s on a Neighborhood Council?

While Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected by the members of their community. Most board members serve two-year terms; a few Neighborhood Councils have four-year terms. 

Who can run or vote?

Unlike other city, state, or federal elections, voting and being a candidate in Neighborhood Council (NC) elections is open to more than just the residents of a community. Participation is open to those who live, work, or own property or a business within an NC’s boundaries, as well as to “community interest stakeholders,” such as church members, local students (or parents of students), or members of local service organizations.

Candidates and voters need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated. The minimum age to vote is 16; the minimum age to run for most NC seats is 18, except for Youth Seat candidates, who may be between the ages of 14-17.

Be A Candidate

Candidate Info Sessions

Get help with your candidate application. Sign up for a virtual info session to learn tips for running a successful campaign, connecting with voters, and much more. See session dates and RSVP:

rsvp now

Apply Online

Candidate applications open a few months before each regional Election Day. Visit the Clerk’s candidate filing page to apply now or download a paper application, available in 4 languages.

apply now

When to Apply

The 2020/21 Neighborhood Council elections are happening on a series of 12 regional dates between November 2020 and mid-June 2021. Look up your NC’s candidate filing deadline here:

ELECTIONS TIMELINE

How & When to Vote

All Neighborhood Council elections are entirely Vote-By-Mail this season, due to the pandemic.

Get Your Ballot

While ballots are postage paid, ballots are only available by request, unlike the November elections. Request your ballot from the City Clerk’s website using the button below:

request your ballot

When to Vote

Ballot requests open 60 days before your election, and the last date to request a ballot is one week prior to your official Election Day, so they are received and returned by the deadline.

ballot request dates

How to Return a Ballot

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by your Election Day, or you may use one of the local drop boxes starting the Friday before your Election Day. Local drop box info is also on our map.

find your local drop box

See Who’s Running

See who’s running for your Neighborhood Council! Use the button below and select your Neighborhood Council from the drop down list to view all the candidate statements and photos.

meet the candidates

Where is my Neighborhood Council?

To find your Neighborhood Council, enter your address in the search bar on this map, then click the colored area of your location to see your Neighborhood Council name and corresponding information. This map also features important dates and local ballot drop box information for each Neighborhood Council’s 2020/21 Election.

Where is my Neighborhood Council?

To find your Neighborhood Council, enter your address in the search bar on this map, then click the colored area of your location to see your Neighborhood Council name and corresponding information. This map also features important dates and local ballot drop box information for each Neighborhood Council’s 2020/21 Election.

Find My Neighborhood Council

The Office of the City Clerk administers Neighborhood Council elections, while our Department – which serves as the primary support agency for LA’s Neighborhood Council system – oversees elections outreach and education. Please use the form below to contact us with your questions about Neighborhood Councils or about becoming a candidate.

For questions about filling out your candidate application or ballot request form, how Vote-By-Mail works this season, or Election Day/ballot drop box details, you may contact the City Clerk’s Neighborhood Council Election Section directly, by calling (213) 978-0444 or writing to Clerk.ElectionsNC@LAcity.org.

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Elections Questions?

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