VENICE- Tuesday is the last day for Venice stakeholders to file for a vote-by-mail ballot for the neighborhood council elections. 

While Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected by the members of their community. 

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 and voters do not need to be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated. The minimum age to vote is 16.

How to apply to receive a ballot: 

  3. Complete a Vote-By-Mail application online through the VOTE-BY-MAIL PORTAL. (If you have never voted before, you may need to create an account with Username and Password.)
  4. Or REVIEW THESE INSTRUCTIONS and Download a paper application (available in 11 languages HERE) and return by mail, fax, or email a photo/scan of your application.

 You may begin voting as soon as you receive your ballot, but it must be either mailed (postmarked by June 8th) or placed in the Ballot Dropbox by 8pm on June 8th.

Voting information for the Unhoused can be found HERE.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

-Last day to apply for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot – 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: (213) 978-0444

Additional information is also available on the Los Angeles City Clerk - Elections Website.