Connect your community to City Hall — apply online by Monday, March 20, 2023, to be a candidate!
Attend an NC Candidate Info Session
Get help with your candidate application and campaign. Join the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the LA City Clerk’s Elections Division for an NC Candidate Info Session and learn:
- Free + low-cost campaign strategies
- How + when to file your application
- How to connect with voters
- How to advocate for issues you care about
- Tips for writing talking points
Sessions are on Zoom. Details to join online or by phone are in your confirmation email. Not sure if you can join live? RSVP and you’ll receive the recording plus other candidate support resources via email after the session.
Apply to run
Check out the candidate application and file your application by Monday, March 20, 2023, on the City Clerk’s website. You do not need to attend an info session to apply.
What do NC members do?
LA Neighborhood Councils (NCs) advise City decision-makers like the City Council and commissions on how City initiatives impact their communities and on the delivery of local services.
Neighborhood Council members are elected by their communities and serve their terms as volunteers. Most serve two-year terms; a few serve four-year terms. All newly elected NC members will take office on July 1, 2023. Learn more in this 4-minute video.
Who can run or vote?
Anyone who lives, works, studies, worships, or owns property or a business within NC boundaries may run or vote in this election. Community interest stakeholders belonging to locally based service organizations meeting specific requirements are also eligible.
Participation is open to those who are not US citizens or legal residents, as well as to the unhoused or formerly incarcerated.
Candidates must be 18+ on Election Day except for Youth Seat candidates, who must be 14 - 17. Voters must be 16+ except Youth Seat voters, who must be 14 - 17.
Meet the candidates
Candidate statements + photos are posted on the City Clerk’s website as candidates are certified. Select your NC from the dropdown menu to see who’s running: http://tiny.cc/NCCandidates
Learn more about the 2023 Neighborhood Council Elections, and get help with your questions: http://EmpowerLA.org/elections