Elections Committee

Co-Chairs: Justine Paragas, Nicholas Fox Robbins

Mission / Purpose: Neighborhood council elections are held every other year. The Election Committee assures that the neighborhood council elections are conducted in a fair and open manner.

Agendas & Minutes:  Link Here

Meeting Times: Please check the monthly calendar for committee meeting dates and times.

2021 Election Information

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Election is over.  View Certified Official Results

INFORMATION BELOW IS AN ARCHIVE FROM THIS  PAST ELECTION

Visit www.slnc2021.wordpress.com for more information!

You’re invited to a Candidate Info Session for the 2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections

Learn tips for running a successful, low-cost/no-cost campaign for local elected office at an upcoming Neighborhood Council Candidate Info Session, hosted by the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the LA City Clerk’s Elections team.

LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils are the grassroots arm of the City of Los Angeles government. Elections for Neighborhood Councils across the City are happening on a series of 12 regional dates from now through June 2021. Board members serve their terms in office as volunteers, and are elected by the members of the communities they serve.

At our Neighborhood Council Candidate Info Session, you’ll learn tips for:

  • running a successful campaign

  • connecting with voters

  • advocating for issues you’re passionate about

  • writing your personal statements

  • filling out your candidate application with the City Clerk

This virtual session will take place on Zoom. Details to join the session online or by phone will be shared in your RSVP confirmation email.

Anyone interested in running for a seat in the 2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections is welcome to attend, no matter what Neighborhood Council you are running for. However, please note that Neighborhood Council elections happen regionally over a six-month cycle, so your candidate enrollment period may not yet be open (more details below.)

Each info session starts with a general overview of how NC Elections work, how to campaign successfully, and how to apply to run. After a short break, you’ll join breakout groups hosted by some of the Neighborhood Councils whose candidate applications are currently open, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet NC members and find out what it’s like to serve in your community.

If you’re new to Neighborhood Councils, the webinar will give you an overview and introduction; if you’re a current or former member of a Neighborhood Council board or committee, the tips we’ll share on successful outreach will help you in your upcoming elections campaign as well as in your current and future NC work.

Upcoming Candidate Info Session dates:

Tues, Feb 9, 6:00 PM
Sat, Feb 27, 9:00 AM
Sat, Mar 13, 9:00 AM

Sign up to attend and see new session dates as they are added, at:

http://NCevents.Eventbrite.com

We encourage you to RSVP even if you aren’t sure if you can attend, as doing so will put you on the email list to receive important resources and a copy of the presentation after the session.

Spanish translation will be provided. Please email us at empowerLA@LAcity.org 72 hours before the session begins, if you need other accessibility or translation help, so that we may assist you.

Thank you for your interest in serving your community – we look forward to seeing you!

Candidate Info Video

Learn more about what it means to serve on an LA Neighborhood Council at:

http://tiny.cc/CandidateInfoVideo

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FAQs

Who can run for office on a Neighborhood Council?

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 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.

When is my Neighborhood Council’s Election Day? And when is my candidate application due?

Neighborhood Council elections are happening on a series of 12 regional dates between November 2020 and mid-June 2021. Please note that voting in all NC elections this season will be exclusively Vote-By-Mail.

91 of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils are holding elections this season – look up your NC’s Election Day date and Election Region # here:

http://tiny.cc/2021NCElectionDates

 

NC FAQ screenshot

Election Timeline

 

2019 Election Information

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Elections will be held on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 12pm-6pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church (1523 Golden Gate Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026). There will be free parking available on site.

Charles Fleming, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and author of Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, will moderate the SLNC Candidate’s Forum, which will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1523 Golden Gate Avenue, 90026.

For a list of all the candidates running in the election and their personal statements, click here.

Anyone who lives or works in Silver Lake or owns property in Silver Lake is eligible to vote in one of the 7 Regions of Silver Lake (see map here) and for an At-Large Representative for all of Silver Lake. (See more info on the brochure image below.)

Please e-mail us (see Contact Us page) and sign-up for the SLNC newsletter for regular updates on the 2019 Elections.

Vote Poster for Web

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