2016 Neighborhood Council 
Elections Newsletter

Election Workshops for You to Attend Throughout October! Sign up today!
Jump start your Election Planning by coming to any one of the EmpowerLA Election Workshops throughout Los Angeles. 
  • You'll hear an overview of the election dates and timelines.
  • You'll learn how the 2016 Elections Team will work with you.
  • You'll have the opportunity to participate in an informative Q/A session to make this upcoming Elections process a success!

NOTE: The Saturday, October 24th Town Hall with Grayce Liu is separate from the Election Workshops. Everyone can attend! Please use the above "SIGN UP" to RSVP or just show up at Glassell Park: Saturday, October 24  |  10 am-12 pm
3750 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles CA 90065

Choosing Your Polling Location
Real Estate agents know it and you should, too. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Choosing the "right" polling location can mean the difference of a so-so turnout to a terrific turnout.

When planning your polling location, look for these location attributes:
  • Easy parking.
  • High visibility to foot traffic, public transportation commuters and street traffic.
  • Easy to find.
  • ADA compliant.
Now, let's take those location attributes and match them to several local places you may want to inquire as to the availability for your election day/night:
  • Grocery store parking lot.
  • Bank or other retail parking lot.
  • School parking lot or corridor/auditorium.
  • Farmers Market.
  • Local festival that's already planned.
  • Location of your monthly meetings.
  • Library meeting room or parking lot.
  • Community Center / Los Angeles Recreation & Parks.

Make Your Polling Location a Big Event to Attract More People
Plan a "party" or "rally" at your election day/night polling location. This is a great way to bring the community together and drive more voter participation.

With an election party, your Neighborhood Council Elections benefit by creating a festive event that also happens to have voting. Depending on what you plan for the event (live music, free food, food trucks, movies in the park, collateral material, etc., you may expect to budget anything from $600 to $900).

Contact jay@empowerla.org or lisa@empowerla.org for questions on planning events.

Budget Template
For the first time, the Elections Team will be providing you a Sample Budget Template for use as a model for your Neighborhood Council's 2016 elections spend.

In the next few days, EmpowerLA Elections Team will send each Neighborhood Council a workable spreadsheet that you can fill in with what you want to do and use for YOUR election's outreach. Of course, it's up to you to add additional outreach ideas and their pertinent costs.

This Sample Budget Template will be shared on the EmpowerLA social media and Elections website, as well.

Contact: Jay@empowerla.org or Lisa@empowerla.org with your questions.

Your board has until Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5 pm to provide specific elections information per the Stipulation Sheet.


Jay Handal
Neighborhood Council Elections Administrator

Lisa Cahan Davis
Online Voting Outreach Coordinator

Election Dates
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