Election

91 of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils are holding elections this season between November 2020 and mid-June 2021. Voting in all NC elections this season will be exclusively Vote-By-Mail.

We’re having our Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood council elections this March. Before we get to March we also need people to register by Jan 5, 2021 to be able to be a candidate. We will be doing social media push to update everyone on dates and deadlines. We are also hosting various events to do outreach with the community & candidates. We hope we vote a board that represent you.

Who’s on a Neighborhood Council?

While Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected by the members of their community. Most board members serve two-year terms; a few Neighborhood Councils have four-year terms. 

Who can run or vote?

Unlike other city, state, or federal elections, voting and being a candidate in Neighborhood Council (NC) elections is open to more than just the residents of a community. Participation is open to those who live, work, or own property or a business within an NC’s boundaries, as well as to “community interest stakeholders,” such as church members, local students (or parents of students), or members of local service organizations.

Candidates need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated. The minimum age to vote is 16; the minimum age to run for most NC seats is 18, except for Youth Seat candidates, who may be between the ages of 14-17.

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: April 2, 2021 (revised)
  • Official Results Due: April 8, 2021

Vote By Mail Application

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