Elections 2021

The Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council elections are ongoing. Along with the other 99 NC elections, this is time for the community to sign up as a candidate or register to vote in the community held elections. We are hosting events and will be conducting outreach to ensure our community is represented and you get to meet the candidates. The election will determine the next board for the two year term.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback feel free to come to our Outreach, Communications & Election committee. – View next meeting or agenda

See EmpowerLA.org/elections

Timeline – WCKNC (Region 6)

  • Candidate filing period: Friday November 21, 2020 – Tuesday January 5, 2021
  • Voter enrollment period: Friday January 22, 2021 – Tuesday March 16, 2021
  • Vote By Mail Application: Jan 22, 2021
  • Release of Certified List of Candidates: Jan 22, 2021
  • Election Day: Tuesday March 23, 2021
  • Deadline to receive postmarked ballots: Mar 26, 2021
  • Official Results Due: April 8, 2021

Vote-By-Mail FAQs 

Election Timeline 

Candidate Info Video

Neighborhood Council Reform motion

NC Election Page

Election Resources

Registered Candidates

Candidate Filing

Candidate Filing Portal

Candidate Challenge Application

NC Election Update Newsletter

How Do Neighborhood Councils Work?

Neighborhood Councils are the closest form of government to the people. They are advisory bodies, who advocate for their communities with City Hall on important issues like development, homelessness, and emergency preparedness. Neighborhood Councils are part of the Los Angeles City government, and have annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Neighborhood Council board members are City officials who are elected by the members of their local communities, but they donate their time as volunteers. The Neighborhood Council system was established in 1999 as a way of ensuring that the City government remains responsive to the different needs and lifestyles of Los Angeles’ rich variety of communities. There are currently 99 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles, each serving about 40,000 people.

WCKNC currently represents more than 140k residents.

Census 2010

Identifying Community Assets

We are going to identify several assets within the community. This will help us progress projects, relations and events we might have within the community. Here is a list of assets to collect to help use see a bigger picture of Koreatown.

  • Historians
  • Networkers/Movers & Shakers
  • Participants
  • Influencers
  • Formal/Informal Leaders
  • Schools or Colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Places of worship
  • Libraries
  • Community-Based Organizations/ NPOs
  • Businesses
  • Recreational Centers
  • Civic Clubs
  • Open Spaces
  • City Hall/Municipal Buildings

Neighborhood Groups

  1. Identify a contact person for each group
  2. Identify the dates of regular meetings
  3. Request to meet with the contact person to establish a rapport
  4. Make a request to speak at next community meeting
  5. At the community meeting request a regular spot on the agenda to update group about our focus
  6. Distribute info regarding group
  7. Add contact info to communication list (ask to forward)
  8. Report progress info of working with the neighborhood groups

Schools

  1. Identify a contact person for each school
  2. Request to meet with the contact person to establish a rapport
  3. Request to meet with the Principal to establish a rapport
  4. Request to distribute flyers to all students on a regular basis
  5. Request to speak at Parent’s meetings on a regular basis
  6. Request to speak at PTA meetings on a regular basis
  7. Request to speak at school assemblies
  8. Request ability to place info in the school calendar, bulletin, newsletter on a regular basis
  9. Request to set up a table after school once a month
  10. Find out if the school has a youth leadership board group and request to meet with the youth. Work with the youth to see how they would like to participate in the process
  11. Add their contact info to the NC communication list and ask them to forward NC communications to their constituent base
  12. Report progress of working with the schools at each NC meeting

Faith Institutions

  1. Identify a contact person for each faith
  2. Request to meet with the contact person to establish a rapport
  3. Request to meet with the key leader to establish a rapport
  4. Request to distribute flyers at congregation members after service on a regular basis
  5. Request to speak to congregation during/after service quarterly or when appropriate
  6. Add their contact info to communication list (ask to forward contacts)
  7. Make sure contacts are updated regularly
  8. Report progress of working with the faith orgs

Businesses

  1. Identify a contact person for each business
  2. Request to meet with the contact person to establish a rapport
  3. Request to leave stack of flyers in a designated location in the business on regular basis
  4. Walk the area on rotational basis to touch basis with established contacts, deliver info, & continue to establish relationships as well.
  5. Request to set up a table outside or inside the business quarterly, when appropriate
  6. Add contact info to communication list (update regularly)
  7. Report progress of working with the business each month

Outreach Checklist

Meetings & Events

  • [ ] Script
  • [ ] Name plates
  • [ ] Business cards
  • [ ] Name tag
  • [ ] Info Sheet
  • [ ] Brochures
  • [ ] Flyers
  • [ ] Pens
  • [ ] Stickers
  • [ ] Magnets
  • [ ] Bookmarks
  • [ ] Folders
  • [ ] Bags

Events

  • [ ] Shirt
  • [ ] Canopy
  • [ ] Table
  • [ ] Table cloth
  • [ ] Stand alone banner

In The Neighborhood

  • [ ] Yard signs
  • [ ] Community bulletin board
  • [ ] “A” frame sign
  • [ ] Window poster
  • [ ] Street light pole banner
  • [ ] Bus bench ad
  • [ ] Bus shelter poster/ad
  • [ ] Sanitation trucks
  • [ ] Buses

Mail, Email & Social Media

  • [ ] Mail
  • [ ] Email
  • [ ] Newsletter
  • [ ] Virtual Phone
  • [ ] Website banner
  • [ ] Website calendar
  • [ ] Facebook post
  • [ ] Twitter post
  • [ ] Instagram post
  • [ ] YouTube video

Media

  • [ ] Local
  • [ ] Digital
  • [ ] Print Media
  • [ ] Radio
  • [ ] Press Releases

Click the button below to come view the project’s page to help adding and see the current list.

First time at the general meeting

The general meeting is where it all comes together. Agendas are made public ahead of 72 hours from the set date. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month. We’ll break down the structure of the meeting and give you a quick summary. The best way to understand a general meeting is to personally attend. It’s publicly available to everyone including committees.