Go Vote: Venice Neighborhood Council Elections This Sunday
The Venice Neighborhood Council will hold its biennial elections on Sunday, June 5 with all 21 seats of the Board up for grabs.
Elections will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (everyone in line by 6 p.m. gets to vote) at the Oakwood Recreation Center. With almost seventy Venetians vying for the open positions, this will be the largest group of candidates to run for Council.
All Venice stakeholders are eligible to vote. To qualify, you must live, work, own property, or have a substantial and ongoing participation in Venice, and be at least 16 years old. No pre-registration is necessary, but you'll have to show stakeholder status by completing a registration form, which will be available at the polling place on election day. To affirm stakeholder status, bring one of teh following: a driver license with Venice address, property deed, property tax bill, a utility bill, or proof of employment in Venice.
Over the past several years, through the hard work and dedication of the VNC and its stakeholders, the VNC has become an important part of Los Angeles City government. The VNC’s recommendations are closely watched, and more often than not, are followed by our City Councilman, the City Council and the Mayor. Community involvement in the VNC has grown to an all time high, with hundreds of people routinely attending Town Hall meetings and over 1600 Venetians voting in our last election in 2014.
That’s important, because the VNC’s credibility (and its voice at City Hall) rests on our election turnout and stakeholder participation. So it’s imperative that Venetians vote on June 5th. Voting sends a strong message to the City Council that Venice is as engaged and involved as ever, and that we demand to be heard by City Hall. – VNC
Venice Neighborhood Council Elections // Oakwood Recreation Center // 767 California Ave., Venice 90291