Neighborhood Council Candidate Registration Opens February 10th

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2022/23 Neighborhood Council Elections

94 of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils are holding elections this season between November 2022
and June 2023. V
oting in all NC elections this season will be hybrid meaning In-Person and Vote-By-Mail.

When is my Neighborhood Council Election?

Neighborhood Council elections happen on 12 different regional timelines over a six-month cycle. This election cycle there will be In Person Voting and Vote-By-Mail ballots which are postage paid but must be requested online or by mail. Look up your NC’s Election Day and ballot request deadline

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Get a Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Vote-By-Mail ballots are only available by request for NC elections. Ballots are postage-paid and can be returned by mail or at the polls. Ballot request dates vary by election region. Ballots may be requested beginning in late January 2023, using the button below.
https://clerk.lacity.org/clerk-services/elections/nc-elections#_voter

When to Vote

You may vote in person on Election Day or by mail. Please note that Vote-By-Mail ballot requests close 19 days prior to your official Election Day, so ballots are received and returned by the deadline.
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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.

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.
https://lahub.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/lookup/index.html?appid=e4ab1b3373914c7d99ade15d6f3b9f05

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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