2019 Elections

Election Information
Candidate List certified by the City Clerk office is a available at
https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/nccandidates/?ncid=53

Meet the Candidates Forum, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Time: 12:00-2:00 pm, at
Edendale Library Community Room, at 2011 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Forum will be moderated.
Closing statements by the candidates will be on Tuesday March 26, 2019 Time
6:00-7:00 pm prior to the EPNC BOG meeting at the United Methodist Church
(Basement) at 1226 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Election Date and Neighborhood Block Party
The next General Election for the EPNC Governing Board is schedule for April 6th , 2019,
from 10 am to 4 pm. The election will be held at the Los Angeles Public Library,
Edendale Branch, at 2011 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Election Procedure
Board Election Process selects Board Members via a secret vote of the EPNC’s various
stakeholders, and is administered by the City Clerk’s office and similar to a General
Municipal Election. The EPNC's election will be conducted pursuant to any and all City
ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to Neighborhood Council elections.  For details, see the 2019 Neighborhood Council Election Handbook. 

Board Composition
The board is composed of number of Stakeholders comprising the Board of Governors
(“Board”) shall be twenty-one (21), two from each of the six districts and nine At-large
seats. The Board seats are:
A. District 1 Representative – Two (2) seats
B. District 2 Representative – Two (2) seats
C. District 3 Representative – Two (2) seats
D. District 4 Representative – Two (2) seats
E. District 5 Representative – Two (2) seats
F. District 6 Representative – Two (2) seats
G. At-large Representative – Nine (9) seats

District Maps
Provide details as in the EPNC bylaws or provide a way to check your applicable district

Voter Eligibility
Neighborhood Council membership is open to all Stakeholders and any any
Stakeholder who is at least 16 years of age at the time of the elections is eligible to
vote.
“Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work or own real property in the
neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a At Large
stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation
within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community
organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious
organizations.
At Large stakeholder shall include those affirm a substantial and ongoing participation
within the EPNC boundaries which may include whole or partial ownership of a
business, attending school, or being the immediate family member/parent/guardian of a
minor attending school, as well as volunteering at a community based organization or
non-profit, or regularly participating in a religious organization.

Method of Verifying Stakeholder Status
Stakeholders shall verify their status by documentation pursuant to the guidelines
established by the governing City body.
Voters may verify their Stakeholder status through written self-affirmation. Stakeholders
that use self-affirmation may not vote for District Representatives and may only vote for
At Large Candidates. Stakeholder status may also be established by means of
declaring a stake (or interest) in the neighborhood (as defined in Article IV) and
providing the documents to support that declaration pursuant to the guidelines
established by the appropriate City officials. Voters may claim a stake in only one
District within the EPNC boundaries. If multiple valid claims are present, the Voter must
decide which district they will cast their vote in. Eligible District Voters may vote for all at
large seats and representatives from the District in which they have a stake.

Restrictions on voting
A voter may only cast one vote for no more than one candidate position on the Board
during a single election cycle.

Contact Us
Get involved volunteer and/or become a candidate or committee member to be
engaged in your neighborhood. Any questions regarding the elections policies and
procedures contained here shall be directed to the Echo Park Neighborhood Council’s
Outreach and Elections Committee, via email – elections@echoparknc.com
NOTE: The timeline, policies and procedures contained herein are subject to revision.
All revisions shall be posted on www.echoparknccom/Electiions within 24 hours..

Echo Park Neighborhood Council

About EPNC
The Echo Park Neighborhood Council is a publicly funded and elected group of
individuals who live, work, own property, or otherwise have a connection to Echo Park.
We address issues and engage in initiatives affecting the neighborhood as a whole, as
well as in each of its five districts.
The EPNC connects residents on a local level with their city government and aims to
address issues of safety, development, and quality of life with those who live and work
around us.
When were Neighborhood Councils formed?
In June 1999, the voters of Los Angeles approved a new City Charter which created the
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). Its purpose is to promote more
citizen participation in government and to make government more responsive to local
needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils. Each council is responsible
for representing the diverse interests of its stakeholders. The Echo Park Neighborhood
Council was certified by the City on April 16, 2002. Additional information about Los
Angeles Neighborhood councils are available at http://empowerla.org/about-
neighborhood-councils/.
Contact Us
Get involved volunteer and/or become a candidate or committee member to be
engaged in your neighborhood. Any questions regarding the elections policies and
procedures contained here shall be directed to the Echo Park Neighborhood Council’s

Defention of Terms
EPNC – The Echo Park Neighborhood Council.
Board Slates – A group of candidates that agree to campaign together,
typically on shared materials and with a shared message. All members of a
slate must agree to be on the slate in writing.
Candidate– A person running for an elected Board seat.
Candidate Seat Designation– The seat a candidate identifies that he or she is
running for.
Candidate Filing – The formal process by which a stakeholder files to seek an
open seat on the EPNC.
Candidate Forum – An informational forum hosted by the Election
Committee where certified candidates will have an opportunity to address
neighborhood stakeholders.
Candidate Information Session/Info Session – An informational
presentation/Q & A for candidates, presented by the Election Committee.
Canvass– The process of collecting votes and providing the tally of results.
Department/ DONE– Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
Election Time – The hours of operation of the polls on Election Day.
Election Committee – The EPNC’s Outreach and Elections Committee
Election Timeline – Timeline that lists key election dates and deadlines for the EPNC election.
Open Seat– A position on a Neighborhood Council that is open for election
this term.
“Qualifying Documents for Echo Park Neighborhood Council 2019 Election”
– This document illustrates the many types of acceptable documentation for
candidates and voters. Available at www.echoparknc.com/elections.
Stakeholder -“Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work or own real
property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood
as a At Large stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing
participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a
community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or
religious organizations. At Large stakeholder shall include those affirm a substantial and ongoing participation within the EPNC boundaries which may include whole or partial ownership of a
business, attending school, or being the immediate family member/parent/guardian of a
minor attending school, as well as volunteering at a community based organization or
non-profit, or regularly participating in a religious organization.
Tally – The process of counting votes.
Voter Registration Form – A form given to all voters which must be
completed before a ballot is issued.