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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Voter Documentation, Polling Place, Guide Lines for Observers, ETC.

The 2019 Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) Election is Sunday, 2 June. The Office of the City Clerk would like to go over key election details that will help the voting process go smoothly on Election Day.

Polling Place Information
The 2019 VNC Election will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Oakwood Recreation Center, located at 767 California Ave. Poll workers will arrive at least 1-2 hours ahead of time to begin setting up the polling place. Please note that voters, observers, or candidates cannot interfere with the set up process. Any voters wishing to vote early will be instructed to return at 10:00 a.m. when the poll opens.

Voting Requirements
The voting age for the 2019 VNC Election is 16 years or older.

In accordance with the VNC Bylaws (dated August 1, 2018), stakeholders who live, work or own property are able to vote for all of the board seats. Community interest stakeholders may only vote for the Community Interest/Community Officer seat.

Community Interest is 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.

Documentation Requirements
All voters must verify their stakeholder status by providing acceptable documentation. For examples of what types of documents are acceptable, please review the 2019 NC Documentation Guide. A copy of this guide can be accessed at https://clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-elections/nc-election-resources.

Provisional Voting
If a voter is unable to establish their voting eligibility within the VNC boundaries on Election Day, they will be asked to vote provisionally. All required information must be received via mail, fax, email, or in person by the City Clerk no later than Wednesday, June 5th by 5:00 p.m. Voter’s information can be emailed to clerk.electionsnc@lacity.org, faxed to 213-978-0376 or delivered to the following location:

City Clerk – Election Division
555 Ramirez Street, Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-0444
Fax: (213) 978-0376
Email: clerk.electionsnc@lacity.org

The provisional voting procedures can be reviewed in the 2019 NC Poll Worker Handbook here: http://clerk.cityofla.acsitefactory.com/sites/g/files/wph606/f/ATTACHMENT%20F_2019%20NC%20Poll%20Worker%20Handbook.pdf

Observer Guidelines
Observers are welcome at the polling place provided they do not interfere with the voting process. Observers must sign in with the polling place inspector and must adhere to the posted Observer Guidelines and the Polling Place Policies outlined in the 2019 NC Poll Worker Handbook.

Please note that candidates are not permitted to be observers.

Electioneering Guidelines
In order to maintain an impartial environment where a voter can peacefully cast a ballot, no person shall do any electioneering, solicit a vote, or speak to a voter on the subject of marking the voter’s ballot on Election Day within 100 feet of the entrance and exit of the polling place.

Our staff will continuously monitor the electioneering boundary. Anyone found violating this boundary will be advised of the electioneering guidelines. Anyone who repeatedly violates this guideline will be asked to leave the premises.

The City Clerk is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of harassment or discrimination. Individuals who interfere with the poll workers in the performance of their duties, or obstruct or intimidate patrons of the facility, or enter non-public areas without authorization, will be asked to leave. Individuals refusing to leave after such a request will be subject to arrest and prosecution under California Penal Code Section 602.1(b) (Interfering Or Obstructing A Public Business Establishment).

Election Results
A public tally will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3 at the Piper Technical Center, located at 555 Ramirez St., Space 300. Observers are welcome, but must first sign in at the front desk. Unofficial results may be posted as early as Monday, June 3 and Official Results will be posted by Wednesday, June 12.

If you have any questions, please contact our staff at (213) 978-0444 or at clerk.electionsnc@lacity.org.

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