April 22 – First Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot
May 6 – Last Day to (Re)-Register to Vote
May 14 – Last Day to Apply for Vote-By-Mail Ballot
May 21 – General Municipal Election
Fyi, I hope that some of you will take advantage of LA Yellow Cab Co.'s "Roll to the Polls" campaign next Tuesday, May 21st for Election Day! Voters interested in a ride to their polling place can simply call Yellow Cab Co. at (800) 808-7293, state their polling location, and provide the dispatcher with the code “LA Vote” when booking their cab. Tell Yellow Cab Co. how much you appreciate this service, and SHARE this info with your networks! Thanks!
L.A. Election Day Resources for Tuesday, May 21st! Please take a look and share this with others if you find it to be helpful!
Election Day for the City of Los Angeles is next Tuesday, May 21st, and we want to make sure that you are well-prepared before you go to the polls, so here are some important links to help you get through the day.
The city's 15 council districts have nearly equal populations, but in March, three times as many ballots were cast in some districts as in others. What are some ideas that you have to increase voter participation in elections and boost turnout in low-turnout neighborhoods?
In a city with more than 2 million eligible voters, roughly 400,000 may cast ballots in Tuesday's election. The low turnout is in keeping with historical trends.
Some excellent insight by Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A about the poll that PBI recently released about the upcoming General Elections on May 21st. "In this, as in so many elections, we have focused so much on the candidates that we may have forgotten that elections are really about the voters -- how various groups’ representation has changed over time and what they want to happen in their city. . . . We often hear negative things about the city and about the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). We should also wonder how people feel in their own neighborhoods, because that’s their day-to-day experience." Click here to read the full report: http://bit.ly/10H3yF2
This year, for the first time, the Pat Brown Institute at CSU Los Angeles went into the polling field.
Check out KCET News' money tracker to find out how much money has been raised and spent during this municipal election. Click on "Inside the Race" for more detailed information about who's funding the candidates in each race and how the candidates are spending their money. Please share this information if you find it valuable!
Only 6 more days until Election Day! 3 Easy Ways to Vote: 1. Vote-By-Mail (VBM) Early Voting: if you are holding on to a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot, mail your ballot into the Election Division office asap. All VBM ballots must be received (not postmarked!) by the Office of the Los Angeles City Clerk - Election Division by the close of voting next Tuesday, May 21 at 8pm. Voters who cannot mail their VBM ballots in time may drop off their ballot at any polling place or at the Election Division office by 8pm on Election Day. 2. In-Person Early Voting: stop by the Election Division office between now and next Monday, May 20 between the hours of 8am-5pm to cast your vote. The Election Division office is located at Piper Technical Center (555 Ramirez Street, Space 375, Los Angeles, CA 90012). 3. Be prepared for Election Day. Visit www.lavote.net/locator to look up your sample ballot and polling place location. Remember, polls open from 7am - 8pm! Please share this info with others!
L.A. City Votes reminds you to GO VOTE L.A. on 5/21!
"With one week to go we now can see strong returns from LA City. The Mayor's race shows higher turnout than the Primary with a surge from young people, but fairly stable growth from each ethnic group and neighborhood."
The latest LA City Clerk numbers are showing three strong trends that now speak to HIGHER turnout for the May runoff, just a week away: Ballot Requests are up. The city has issued 737,421 ballots ...
The KPCC voter guide is back: Enter your address, see your ballot, learn about the candidates and take your choices to the polls. http://kp.cc/YClRZO
Join the LAJCC (Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce) and other young professionals tomorrow evening for a one-on-one discussion with Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel and a representative from Eric Garcetti's campaign. Learn about their respective visions for the City of Angels and network with other young professionals at the same time. Details: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 @ 7 pm – 9 pm Location: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA Click here for more info and to RSVP: http://greuelgarcettitalk-es2005.eventbrite.com/
For those of you unable to attend tonight's Mayoral Candidate Forum in Watts hosted by LA Voice PICO, tune in to tonight's final televised debate between the mayoral candidates beginning at 7pm on KCAL Channel 9.
The Race for LA City Hall
Fyi, LA Voice PICO will be holding a Candidates Forum next Monday, May 13 at The Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles in Watts (1751 East 114th St. Los Angeles, CA 90059). Check out their facebook event page for more details!
The Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A. is teaming up with the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Education Fund and ABC7 to host a live Mayoral Debate between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel from 7-8pm. The debate is at capacity, but it will be broadcast live on KABC Channel 7. Photo credit: Pat Brown Institute.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a report about the changing electorate, which draws on data from the November 2012 Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement. Read highlights of the report here or download the full report at http://1.usa.gov/18ZM6zv.
Read the latest edition of Nonprofit VOTE's Nonprofit Voter for info about their upcoming webinar, how to order a "Register to Vote" poster, and new data from the U.S. Census Bureau on the 2012 election.
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Join community members from the South Los Angeles Alliance of Neighborhood Councils THIS SATURDAY, MAY 11 from 10am-12:30pm for a CANDIDATES FORUM with Mayoral Candidates Eric Garcetti & Wendy Greuel, and City Attorney Candidates Mike Feuer & Carmen Trutanich at Angeles Mesa Elementary School (2611 W. 52nd Street, Los Angeles). Sponsored by: CANNDUNC, Empowerment Congress West Area, Harbor Gateway, Park Mesa, UNNC, Watts Neighborhood Council & Community Health Councils, Inc.
Confused about what the differences are between the 3 Medical Marijuana measures on the May 21st ballot? Visit KCET's Ballot Briefs for more info about Propositions D, E, and F, and decide which proposition you support!
The future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles will be decided by the voters come May 21. The crux of the argument comes down to proliferation of pot clinics, not tax increases, as the two frontrunners stand on the opposite isle of the access to medicinal pot debate.
Learn more about Proposition C, which is on the May 21st ballot for the L.A. City Elections.
Miss yesterday's on-air debate between L.A. Mayoral Candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel? Read the take-aways here or watch the debate in its entirety on Zocalo Public Square's webpage.
With two weeks before the runoff election for mayor of Los Angeles, candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel sought to distinguish their positions and records from each other in a debate co-presented by Zócalo and KCRW at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Tune in to KCRW for Zócalo Public Square's live debate: "The Race for Mayor, Education, and Life in Los Angeles" with candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti. Happening now!
For those of you planning to vote in the upcoming L.A. Election on May 21st, don't forget that today is the LAST DAY to register to vote. Spread the word to your family, friends, and community members. You have until 11:59pm tonight! Click the link to register online. It takes less than 5 minutes!
For those who are unable to attend tomorrow's debate, Zocalo Public Square and KCRW will be hosting a "Live Debate: the Race for Mayor, Education, and Life in Los Angeles" Tuesday, May 7 at 2pm Peterson Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA The event will be moderated by Warren Olney, host of Which Way LA?. Seating is limited, so click on the link to RSVP today!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:00 PMLos AngelesLive Debate: The Race for Mayor, Education, and Life in Los Angeles Make A Reservation A Zócalo/KCRW EventLOCATION: Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking is $8.MAP ITGO METROADD TO CALENDARPRINTWith just a few weeks left until E...
Join members of the Latino community tomorrow at the Los Angeles Mayoral Forum: Who Should be the Next Mayor of Los Angeles at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, Cocoanut Grove Auditorium 701 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005 REGISTRATION: 9-10am FORUM: 10am-12pm Please RSVP with Aly Ashton (877) 352-3676 or email@example.com Co-Sponsored by the Alliance for a Better Community, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the National Council of La Raza, and La Opinión.