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:
• Vice President
• 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.
You can vote once in each category- except the Community Interest Stakeholders, who can only vote for the Community Interest Board Officer position. A Community Interest Stakeholder, is defined as an individual who is a member of or participates in a Community Organization within the boundaries of the neighborhood council.
Download the VNC Map HERE (or enter your address HERE) to find out if you are a VNC Stakeholder.
All voters must verify their Stakeholder status by providing acceptable documentation.
HOW CAN I VOTE?
Your first step is to APPLY to receive a ballot.
How to apply to receive a ballot:
After the application is received, the Los Angeles City Clerk will verify your stakeholder eligibility and mail you the appropriate ballot beginning on Monday, May 10th.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
-Candidate Forums – May 12th and 13th
-Vote-By Mail Ballot Application Period – Ends June 1st
-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
For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Los Angeles City Clerk at:
Additional information is also available on the Los Angeles City Clerk - Elections Website.