Candidate Forum on May 22 from noon to 3pm.
Check the MVCC Calendar or check back here for Zoom link.
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.
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:
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 online, obtain a paper application from the City Clerk’s website, download 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
C. Erwin Piper Technical Center
555 Ramirez Street, Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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:
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
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.
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.
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
Phone: 213-978-0444 or 888-873-1000