|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 &
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!
September 8, 2012
Granada Hills South 10am-4pm
16730 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills Rec. Center
Granada Hills, 91344
Northridge East 10am-2pm
Northridge Recreation Ctr. Arts & Crafts Room
North Hills East 10am-2pm
Sepulveda United Methodist Church 15453 Rayen Street
North Hills, 91343
Porter Ranch 9am-1pm
Shepherd of Hills Church 19700 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, 91326
Northridge West 1pm-5pm
Topenka Dr. Elementary School 9815 Topenka Dr.
North Hills West 12-4pm
Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society 9550 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, 91343
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