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 Deadlines
Candidate registration opens February 22, 2023.
Candidate registration closes April 8, 2023.
While the basic candidate application form has to be filed by the deadline, you can edit your candidate statement and photo until April 25, 2023 – 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 2023 Neighborhood Council Elections Schedule.
About Neighborhood Councils
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.
What are Neighborhood Councils?
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.
¿Qué son los Consejos Vecinales?
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.
Elections Outreach Questions
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
Elections Administration Questions
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
NC Candidate Application Portal
City Clerk “How to Become a Candidate” Resources
2023 Neighborhood Council Elections Handbook
2023 Election Administrator List
Video – What It Means To Be A Candidate