Elections 2021

The Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) along with LA’s 98 other Neighborhood Councils, form the grassroots level of the City’s government. While Venice NC board members serve their community without pay, they are public officials elected by the stakeholders of their community. 

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO VOTE!
This year's election will be Vote-By-Mail Only due to the pandemic. It is being conducted by the Los Angeles City Clerk.

This is your chance to vote for the Candidates who will help shape decisions on land use, housing, public safety, transportation, the environment, arts, and everything else that affects Venice. These Representatives will advise the City Council, Mayor’s Office, and all other City agencies on matters affecting our community.

VNC Board terms are two years, and the following seats are up for election: 
• President
• Vice President
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• Communications Officer
• Community Outreach Officer
• Land Use and Planning Committee Chair
• At-Large Community Officer (13 seats)
• Community Interest Community Officer

WHO CAN VOTE?
VNC Stakeholders who are 16 years or older on the day of the election (June 8, 2021) are eligible to vote in this year’s elections. A “Stakeholder” is anyone who lives, works, or owns real property within the VNC’s boundaries, and you do not have to be a citizen of the United States. 

Each Stakeholder who lives, works, or owns real property within the boundaries of the Venice Neighborhood Council shall be entitled to cast votes as follows: 
• One (1) Vote for President
• One (1) Vote for Vice President
• One (1) Vote for Secretary 
• One (1) Vote for Treasurer 
• One (1) Vote for Communications Officer 
• One (1) Vote for Community Outreach Officer 
• One (1) Vote for Land Use and Planning Committee Chair
• One (1) vote for only one (1) Community Officer. This may either be a Community interest Community Officer OR an At-Large Community Officer.

Each Community Interest Voting Member shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote for a community interest Community Officer candidate.

Download the VNC Map HERE (or enter your address HERE) to find out if you are a VNC Stakeholder. 


HOW CAN I VOTE?

Your first step was to have applied to receive a ballot by June 1st.  After the application was received and processed, the Los Angeles City Clerk either verified your stakeholder eligibility and mailed you the appropriate ballot... or will have contacted you otherwise.  

You may begin voting as soon as you receive your ballot, but it must either be mailed (postmarked by June 8th) or placed in the Ballot Dropbox (by 8pm on June 8th.)

If you applied for a ballot and have not received it in the mail by Monday June 7th, please call the LA City Clerk directly at (213) 978-0444.

VOTER GUIDE!
 
20,000 VNC Voter Guides have been distributed to households throughout Venice. The Voter Guide contains Candidate Statements, photos, and general voter information. If you haven't received one, you can find a downloadable version on the VeniceNC.org website HERE.


 
CANDIDATE FORUMS!
 
Another method to help you decide your votes is to view the viedo recordings of VNC's three virtual Candidate Forums:  

 
VNC Candidates Forum I - Community Officers 
● Wednesday, May 12th 
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VNC Candidates Forum II - Community Officers 
● Thursday, May 13th
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VNC Candidates Forum III - Executive Officers 
● Wednesday, May 19th
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Voting information for the Unhoused can be found HERE.


Important Dates and Deadlines:

-Dropbox Open – Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library at 501 E. Venice Blvd:
 June 4th through June 8th

-Mailed Ballots Must Be Postmarked by – Tuesday June 8th

-Official Results Certification – Wednesday June 23th

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For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Los Angeles City Clerk at:
(213) 978-0444

Additional information is also available on the Los Angeles City Clerk - Elections Website.


Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Documents)


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