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Elections are a Neighborhood Council's greatest outreach opportunity of the year, one that connects Candidates with the issues, Voters with their voice, and Volunteers with grassroots democracy in action!

The Northwest Valley is abuzz with Candidates going after Voters and Voters enlisting their friends and neighbors in efforts to speak with a larger voice.

There are six Northwest Valley Neighborhood Councils conducting their Board Elections on September 8th, at different locations and at different times. (Northridge South is having a Selection on September 6th)

To see the Candidates who are running, the times of the polling, and the location of the polling place, click the Neighborhood Council maps to the right and you will be taken to the Elections page for that community.

Candidates have asked about running slates &
publicizing recommendations.
Here are the guidelines:


Candidates can join together and form a "slate" of Candidates for the purpose of campaigning, pooling resources, and communicating a common vision or platform. This is a campaign strategy and does not change the balloting or polling process. A group of candidates running as a slate must all agree to be on the slate.

Candidates may campaign by offering their recommendations on local issues, ordinances, and voting choices but may not claim to speak on behalf of the Neighborhood Council or to carry the endorsement of the Neighborhood Council.

Candidates are welcome as voters on Election Day but no campaigning activities will be allowed within 100 feet of the Polling Location. Once the Candidates have voted they must leave the immediate area and can make themselves available to voters at the "Candidate's Corral."

Volunteer as a Poll Worker


Debra Bowen, California's Secretary of State, is quoted as saying the greatest guarantee of secure, accurate, reliable, and accessible elections is local participation in the Polling Process.

If you are interested in promoting local civic engagement, there is a place for you as a volunteer poll worker on September 8th, September 16th, September 20th, and September 29th.

Volunteers will not only support the local electoral process, they'll contribute to LA's Culture of Empowerment.

We are especially looking for partners who are bilingual in languages including, but not limited to, Thai, Armenian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

On Election Day, poll workers will work shifts that range from 4 hrs to 8 hrs at varying times to assist in the administration of the Neighborhood Council Elections. As a volunteer poll worker, you will not receive any compensation for your service.

To be a volunteer poll worker, you must be at least 16 years of age by Election Day, able to speak, read, and write English, and able to provide your own transportation

If you would like to participate in the poll worker volunteer program for Neighborhood Council Elections, please fill out this online Volunteer Poll Worker Application.

If you have any questions or comments for the EmpowerLA Elections Team, email Elections@EmpowerLA.org or call 818-293-VOTE.

Thanks for Empowering LA!

Stephen Box
Elections Coordinator
Porter Ranch NC map

Northridge West NC map

Northridge South NC map

North Hills West NC map

North Hills East NC map

Northridge East NC map

Granada Hills South NC map

Granada Hills North NC map

Election Info 

Election Day 
September 8, 2012 

Polling Locations 

Granada Hills South 

Granada Hills Rec. Center
16730 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, 91344


Northridge East 

Northridge Recreation Ctr. 
Arts & Crafts Room
18300 Lemarsh
Northridge, 91325


North Hills East 

Sepulveda United Methodist Church 
15453 Rayen Street
North Hills, 91343


Porter Ranch 

Shepherd of Hills Church 
19700 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, 91326


Northridge West 

Topenka Dr. Elementary School 
9815 Topenka Dr.
Northridge, 91324


North Hills West 


Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society 
9550 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, 91343 


Your Independent Election Administrator (IEA)

Jose Sandoval


How to Reach Us



Elections Division

Van Nuys City Hall  

14410 Sylvan St. 4th Fl 

Van Nuys, CA 91401  


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