2021 MVCC Election

Posted on 11/30/2020

Official results for 2021-2023 MVCC Board of Directors

ZONE DIRECTORS

  • (Z1) Tyler Laferriere - 108 votes
  • (Z2) Martin Rubin - 116 votes
  • (Z3) Andrew Marton - 464 votes
  • (Z4) Robert Watkins - 279 votes
  • (Z5) Drew Ruesch - 116 votes
  • (Z6) Holly Tilson - 266 votes
  • (Z7) Faith Myhra - 64 votes

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

  • Kathryn Wheeler - 1285 votes

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS

  • Carolyn K. Honda - 1338 votes
  • Charlene Samiley - 1294 votes
  • Stacey Greenwald - 1277 votes
  • Jordan Paul - 1270 votes
  • Kathy Rodriguez - 1266 votes
  • Bitta Jansma Sharma - 488 votes 
  • Mary Beth Blakey - 471 votes

Link to City's Official Release for Mar Vista: https://ens.lacity.org/clk/elections/clkelections3558152006_06222021.pdf

Unofficial results for 2021-2023 MVCC Board of Directors

ZONE DIRECTORS

  • (Z1) Tyler Laferriere
  • (Z2) Martin Rubin
  • (Z3) Andrew Marton
  • (Z4) Robert Watkins
  • (Z5) Drew Ruesch
  • (Z6) Holly Tilson
  • (Z7) Faith Myhra

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

  • Kathryn Wheeler

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS

  • Carolyn K. Honda
  • Charlene Samiley
  • Stacey Greenwald
  • Jordan Paul
  • Kathy Rodriguez
  • Bitta Jansma Sharma
  • Mary Beth Blakey

Link to City's Vote Count and other NC elections in Region 11: https://ens.lacity.org/clk/elections/clkelections3558151825_06152021.pdf

The MVCC election for 2021 has ended. Thank you to all for participating. 

Come back here for the results of both the unofficial (Tuesday, June 15) and the official (Wednesday, June 23) tallies of the election.

JUNE 8 LAST DAY TO VOTE! 

NO BALLOT?

If you APPLIED FOR A MVCC BALLOT BY JUNE 1, but have NOT received your ballot, call the City Clerk's Office and they will hand deliver your ballot to you.

CITY CLERK 888-873-1000

Ballots must be returned in the City Clerk's envelope and be postmarked no later than TODAY, June 8. If you wish, you may use the ballot dropbox until 8pm TODAY, June 8. It is located at the Mar Vista library, 12006 Venice Blvd., on Inglewood Blvd.

Qualified candidates and their statements can be found here: https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/NCElection/nccandidates select Mar Vista in the drop down.


All Stakeholders MUST APPLY TO VOTE BEFORE JUNE 1!

You will NOT receive a ballot without completing an application!


Due to public health and safety concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Clerk is implementing an all Vote-By-Mail (VBM) voting model for all Neighborhood Councils in 2021.

The following information is a Quick Start created for the Mar Vista Community Council election on June 8, 2021. It is for convenience only and based on the final election materials received from the City in December of 2020. It is not exhaustive.

The Office of the City Clerk is the final authority regarding this election. Visit their website 2021 Neighborhood Council Elections, contact them via phone at 213-978-0444, or email the office using the email address Clerk.ElectionsNC@LACity.org for the most up-to-date information. 

Supporting documents are available for download at the bottom of this page, on the MVCC Elections & Bylaws web page, and from the Office of the City Clerk's 2021 Neighborhood Council Elections web page.


View and Download Election Schedule Snapshot

View and Download Voter Packet with Application, FAQs, and How To Vote Checklist



HOW TO VOTE

1. MUST apply for ballot and verify Stakeholder eligibility between April 9 and June 1, 2021.

There are two Options:

     OPTION A - ONLINE:

                          create online account, complete application, upload supporting documents*

                          may create account anytime; choice of MVCC ballot not available until April 9, 2021

     OPTION B - PAPER:

                          download, print, complete, and sign application download or print here

                          submit completed application with supporting documents* via snail mail, email, or fax

                                SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS                        EMAIL ADDRESS                                       FAX NUMBER

                                Office of the City Clerk                          Clerk.ElectionsNC@LACity.org             213-978-0376

                                Election Division                                     if legible, photos of completed

                                C. Erwin Piper Technical Center            application and supporting

                                555 Ramirez Street, Space 300             documents are acceptable

                                Los Angeles, CA. 90012

2. Receive ballot via snail mail AFTER May 10, 2021

     City Clerk will mail appropriate ballot after verifying Stakeholder eligibility

3. Completed ballot MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than June 8 and received by June 18, 2021.

      Ballot dropbox open from 9am on Friday, June 4 till 8pm on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. 

      DROPBOX LOCATION: Mar Vista Library,  12006 Venice Boulevard (southwest corner of Venice & Inglewood Boulevards)

*supporting documents - see "Qualifying Documentation for Stakeholder Status" on this page.



WHAT IS A STAKEHOLDER? (Section 1.6 of the 2021 NC Election Handbook)

Eligible Stakeholders may vote or run for a seat on the Mar Vista Community Council Board. A “Stakeholder” shall be defined as any individual who:

  1. Lives, works, or owns real property within the boundaries of the Mar Vista Community Council; or
  2. Is a Community Interest Stakeholder, defined as an individual who is a member of or participates in a Community Organization within the boundaries of the Mar Vista Community Council.

A “Community Organization” is an entity that has continuously maintained a physical street address within the boundaries of the Mar Vista Community Council for not less than one year, and that performs ongoing and verifiable activities and operations that confer some benefit on the community within the boundaries of the Mar Vista Community Council. A for-profit entity shall not qualify as a Community Organization. Examples of Community Organizations may include Chambers of Commerce, houses of worship or other faith-based organizations, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations.

All stakeholders, when running as a candidate or voting, must specify a qualifying address or location within the Mar Vista Community Council boundaries to participate. Stakeholder claims cannot be based on participation occurring outside of the Mar Vista Community Council boundaries.


VOTING ELIGIBILITY (Section 4 of 2021 NC Election Handbook)

Stakeholders can complete and submit a Vote-By-Mail Application onlineobtain a paper application from the City Clerk’s websitedownload an application here, or from the bottom of this page. The online portal has been designed for all 99 Neighborhood Councils; therefore, the ability to choose the MVCC election will not become available until April 9, 2021. However, you may begin the process (i.e., create an account) at any time. Alternatively, you may download, print, and submit a paper application with supporting documents at any time. Paper applications may be submitted by mail, email, or by fax at the following:

Office of the City Clerk
Election Division
C. Erwin Piper Technical Center
555 Ramirez Street, Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email: clerk.electionsnc@lacity.org
Fax: (213) 978-0376

NOTE: THE MAILING OF BALLOTS TO VERIFIED STAKEHOLDERS WILL BEGIN MAY 10, 2021 REGARDLESS OF THE APPLICATION SUBMISSION (i.e., online or paper).

Stakeholders who are eligible to vote must meet the following qualification:

  1. Sixteen (16) years or old at the time of the election;
  2. Submit identification and documentation to corroborate eligibility;
  3. Must complette a Vote-By-Mail application through an online portal or a paper application. The City Clerk will use this form to determine eligibility and issue appropriate ballot. Information needed:
    • Neighborhood Council Name;
    • First, Middle, and Last Name;
    • Date of Birth;
    • Mailing Address;
    • Qualifying information used to determine Stakeholder Status (Live, Work, Own property, or Community Interest).

If submitting a paper form, a stakeholder must also provide their signature. 

In order to protect stakeholder's right to privacy, date of birth, telephone number, email address, mailing address, qualifying address, photo identification, signature and any identifying information as determined by the Office of the City Attorney is not subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act. Please see ​Section 8: Public Records Requests in the 2021 NC Election Handbook for more information.

Stakeholders who do not submit a Vote-By-Mail application, fail to submit documentation (if applicable), or who do not meet specific voter requirements will not receive a ballot.


QUALIFYING DOCUMENTATION FOR STAKEHOLDER STATUS

For complete information, read 2021 NC Election Handbook

1) PHOTO ID

EXAMPLES: Driver's license, state identification card, passport, picture ID with stakeholders' name (e.g., work, school, credit card) 

2) PROOF OF AGE

EXAMPLES: Driver's license, state identification card, passport, birth certificate

3) AND - CHOOSE ONE

a) PROOF OF RESIDENCE

EXAMPLES: Driver's license or state identification card; residential lease, rental agreement, mortgage statement, rent receipt, current utility bill, home owner's or renter's insurance documentation, letter from landlord confirming renter/tenant status, current mail with your name and address, LA County property tax bill

OR

b) PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT

EXAMPLES: pay check, pay stub, work permit, Form W-2, Form 1099, staff roster from place of work, personal business card, letter from employer on business letterhead verifying employment, project/job contract or service agreement, invoices from vendor(s), printed advertisement or business webpage (showing both your name as employee and address), current City of LA business license, mail with your name and the name and address of the business.

OR

c) PROOF OF OWNERSHIP - REAL PROPERTY

EXAMPLES: property deed, LA County property tax bill, project/job contract or service agreement listing stakeholder as the property owner, mortgage statement, lease/rental agreement, letter/documentation from Business Improvement Distrcit (BID) or Chamber of Commerce listing stakeholder as the property owner, applicable City tax forms reflecting property ownershihp, County Assessor Parcel information, Homeowner's/Property owner's insuracne statement or proof of insurance listing the stakeholder as the property owner.

OR

d) PROOF OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

EXAMPLES: personal business card, membership card, participation certificate, receipt of membership dues, staff/membership roster, letter on official letterhead from school/church/organization stating that you have a substantial and ongoing participation [letter must include the following to be valid: organization's letterhead, date, name of stakeholder, relationship of the stakeholder to establishment, duration of stakeholder's participation, contact information of person writing letter, local address of organization (if not in letterhead), statement that organization considers stakeholder to be a substantial and ongoing participant in organization, organization representative's orignal signature, full printed name, and title.] 


QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

The information on this page is not exhaustive and is for convenience only. If there are any questions that are not addressed within this page or its documents, or you have not received your ballot, please visit the Office of the City Clerk's website or contact them. Thank you.

Office of the City Clerk's Website:  2021 Neighborhood Council Elections

Email: Clerk.ElectionVBM@LACity.org or Clerk.ElectionsNC@LACity.org

Phone: 213-978-0444 or 888-873-1000


Download 2021_MVCC_Election_Newsletter_Final.pdf

Download 2021_MVCC_Voter_Packet.pdf

Download 2021_VBM_Application_ENG.pdf

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