Candidate filing is closed.
Deadline to file as a candidate was Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The election was held Tuesday, May 11, 2021
All stakeholders 18 years of age and above who live, work, or own property in the area, and including those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as community interest stakeholders.
Candidate registration opens January 9, 2021.
Candidate registration closes February 23, 2021.
While the basic candidate application form has to be filed by the deadline, you may edit your candidate statement and photo up until one week before your Election Day, so don’t worry about having to create a polished essay or a great photo before you apply!
If you submit the basic form by the deadline, you will also have an additional 72 hours past that filing deadline to submit any required eligibility documents.
View Election timelines at 2021 Neighborhood Council Elections Schedule.
Many voters you meet will be new to Neighborhood Councils, so it’s helpful to give them an overview of what Neighborhood Councils are. Below is a cut and paste description of Neighborhood Councils in English and Spanish that you can use in your print or online promotions.
Neighborhood Councils are your connection to Los Angeles City Hall and the elected officials and City departments there. Neighborhood Councils are made up of elected board members who are part of the local community. The City of Los Angeles created Neighborhood Councils in 1999, in order to make the City government more responsive to local needs.
Los Consejos Vecinales son su conexión al Ayuntamiento de Los Ángeles, a los Funcionarios Electos y a los Departamentos Municipales. Los Consejos Vecinales son compuestos de miembros de la directiva quienes han sido elegidos y quienes son parte de la comunidad local. La Ciudad de Los Ángeles creó los Consejos Vecinales en 1999 para que el Gobierno Municipal fuese más receptivo a las necesidades locales.
Email the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (aka EmpowerLA) for questions about campaigning tactics and other outreach issues at EmpowerLA@LAcity.org
Email the Los Angeles City Clerk for help with elections registration for candidates or voters; polling place details; or info about the elections bylaws that govern each Neighborhood Council’s elections at Clerk.ElectionsNC@LAcity.org
Candidate Information Guide
Video – What It Means To Be A Candidate
NC Candidate Registration Portal
Candidate Documentation Guide
2021 GTLNC Elections Schedule
2021 Neighborhood Council Elections Handbook
What are Neighborhood Councils? (English/Spanish)