Attend a Candidate Info Session and learn how you can run for local office on your LA Neighborhood Council! Learn how to create a successful campaign using free and low-cost outreach strategies and how to fill out your candidate application, with the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the LA City Clerk’s Elections Division.
What you’ll learn:
- How to connect with voters
- How to advocate for issues you’re passionate about
- Tips for writing your personal statement & developing talking points
- How & when to file as a candidate
The first session happens Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10 am – 12 noon on Zoom – see the full schedule below, and RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/empowerla-dept-of-neighborhood-empowerment-11891498859. Sessions are open to current and former NC members as well as to candidates.
All Candidate Info Sessions listed below will take place on Zoom. Details to join online or by phone will be emailed before the session. Presentation materials will be mobile-friendly:
- Saturday December 10 (10am – 12pm)
- Weekday evening week of January 9 (date/time TBA)
- Saturday January 21 (10am – 12pm)
- Weekday evening week of January 31 (date/time TBA)
- Saturday February 4 (10am – 12pm)
- Saturday February 18 (10am – 12pm)
- Saturday March 4 (10am – 12pm)
- Saturday March 18 (10am – 12pm)
After attending, you will receive candidate support resources via email to the address you used for RSVP. You may unsubscribe at any time. Translation in Spanish and Korean will be provided. Please indicate any additional languages or other accommodations needed when you RSVP.
When is your election?
LA Neighborhood Council elections are happening on 12 different regional dates between November 2022 – June 2023. However, all newly elected board members across the City will be seated at once after the election cycle closes, on July 1, 2023.
Look up which Neighborhood Council you belong to: http://tiny.cc/FindMyNC
Find your NC’s candidate filing deadline and Election Day date: http://tiny.cc/NCElectionDates
Anyone from any election region may attend any session in this series. Followup packets shared via email after the sessions will be keyed to regional election timelines, so that candidates have the right resources for the election they are participating in.
About LA Neighborhood Councils + NC Elections
The 99 Neighborhood Councils of the City of Los Angeles together form the grassroots arm of the City government. Board members serve their terms as volunteers and are elected by members of their community. Most NC members serve two-year terms; a few serve four-year terms.
Who can run?
Candidates must be aged 18+ on Election Day, except for Youth Seat candidates, who must be aged 14 – 17. Anyone who lives, works, studies, worships, or owns property or a business within NC boundaries may run, as can community interest stakeholders, who belong to locally based community service organizations which meet specific requirements. Candidates need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated.
Candidate info video
Learn what it means to be a Neighborhood Council candidate and board member in this 4-minute video: