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What is 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 six 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 is the Election?
April 6, 2021. This election will be vote-by-mail only due to the pandemic. The Candidate filing period is December 5, 2020 – Jan 19, 2021. More details and timeline below.
Vote-By-Mail Election FAQs
What It Means To Be A Neighborhood Council Candidate.
Who can run?
Any stakeholder who has a connection within the District or the entire EPNC for At-Large/Youth Seat, can run. Stakeholder is defined as those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood or who declare a stake in their neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder. The latter is defined as a person that is a member of a community organization within the NC’s boundaries. Bylaws, (Article IV on Pages 5-6).
To determine whether you are within the Boundaries of EPNC as a whole or any particular district, look at the Map and description of boundaries in our Bylaws (Article III on pg 3) [jump link to portion of bylaws].
Candidates for all seats must be 18 years or older except for the Youth Seat. The Youth Seat candidates must be 14-17 at the time of the election.
What seats are up for election this year?
There are 21 seats on the Board. Half of the seats are up for election this year, as EPNC transitions to staggered terms of four years each. The seats open this year are:
-1 District 1 Representative
-1 District 2 Representative
-1 District 3 Representative
-1 District 4 Representative
-1 District 5 Representative
-1 District 6 Representative
-4 At-Large Representative
-1 Youth Representative
Each seat is a four year term, except for the Youth seat, which is a 2 year term.
What are the duties/commitment for serving on the Board?
Attend board regular and special meetings; Board of Governors (BOG) meets 4th Tuesday of each month for 3-4 hours
Actively serve on a committee, which typically meets once a month, and may include some additional tasks
Outreach to stakeholders, including participating in EPNC events and initiatives
Additional duties/opportunities for those who want to serve as an officer, committee chair, or liaison
How do I register as a candidate?
Access the Candidate Filing Portal at https://clerk.lacity.org/candidate-filing
For more information about Neighborhood Council Elections go to https://clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-election
Timeline (Region 7)
Candidate Filing Period Begins - December 5, 2020
Candidate Challenge Period Begins - December 5, 2020
Candidate Filing Period Ends - January 19, 2021
Documentation Deadline for Candidates - January 22, 2021
Candidate Challenge Period Ends - January 27, 2021
Candidate Withdrawal Deadline - January 31, 2021
Deadline to Resolve Candidate Challenges - February 1, 2021
Deadline to Announce Board Affirmation - February 1, 2021
Release of Certified List of Candidates - February 5, 2021
Vote-By-Mail Application Period Begins - February 5, 2021
Ballot Mailing Period Begins - March 8, 2021
Candidate Photo and Statement Deadline - March 30, 2021
Vote-By-Mail Application Period Ends - March 30, 2021
Election Day - April 6, 2021
Recount/Challenge Filing Period Begins - April 7, 2021
Deadline to Receive Postmarked Ballots - April 9, 2021
Unofficial Results Due - April 13, 2021
Recount/Challenge Filing Period Deadline - April 14, 2021
Challenge Resolution Deadline - April 19, 2021
Official Results Due/Certification Deadline - April 21, 2021
Retention of NC Materials - TBD
Who do I contact with any questions?
EPNC Elections Committee Chairs:
Echo Park NC general inquiry:
Clerk.Election@lacity.org is this right? or
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE):