Where and when is the election?
SUNDAY JUNE 2 from 10AM to 4PM
West LA Farmer's Market 1633 Purdue Ave, Los Angeles 90025
Who can vote in The WLA SAWTELLE Neighborhood Council election?
Any "stakeholder" who is 18 years or older may vote in the election.
So what's a stakeholder?
"A stakeholder is defined as "any individual who lives, works or owns commercial or residential property in a Neighborhood Council area." In addition, Community Stakeholder status may be identified by participation in, among other things, educational institutions, religious institutions, community organizations or other non-profit organizations. Only one representative of each such organization may vote. This representative has to be officially assigned by the organization." From the WLASAWTELLE Council Website
So how do I prove I'm a stakeholder?
You just need to bring "acceptable documentation" showing that you live, work, or own commercial or residential property in the area (or that you are a Community Stakeholder).
There are many different forms of valid "acceptable documentation," but here's a short summary:
For residents in the area, a drivers license with your current address in the area should suffice.
For folks who work in the area, a drivers license plus a pay stub, business card or printout of a webpage showing that you work at a business located in the area. Make sure that whatever you bring has an address in the West La Sawtelle Neighborhood, clearly marked.
Homeless folks don't worry. If you can, bring a photo ID, proof of age, and something showing your homeless status, such as letter from a shelter. If you can't do that, then you will be able to affirm your homeless status at the polls on the registration form and still be able to vote.
For more information, and a giant list of acceptable documentation for all different sorts of stakeholders, click here
Do I need to register to vote in advance?
No! You will be registering at the polls.
Do I need to be registered with the county as a voter in order to vote?
Nope! This is a completely separate process from voting for President or for state offices.
Will registering to vote in the council election automatically register me to vote in state and federal elections?
Nope. The rules for neighborhood council elections are so different from the rules for state elections, that this is not currently feasible.