EmpowerLA 2012 Elections Survey
The Department’s commitment to the success of the Neighborhood Council electoral process depends on your input and guidance. Thank you for taking a few moments to share your 2012 election experiences.
Your Neighborhood Council:
select Council here
Bel Air-Beverly Crest
Central San Pedro
Coastal San Pedro
Downtown Los Angeles
Elysian Valley Riverside
Empowerment Congress Central
Empowerment Congress North
Empowerment Congress Southeast
Empowerment Congress Southwest
Empowerment Congress West
Foothill Trails District
Granada Hills North
Granada Hills South
Greater Cypress Park
Greater Echo Park Elysian
Greater Griffith Park
Greater Toluca Lake
Greater Valley Glen
Harbor Gateway North
Harbor Gateway South
Historic Highland Park
Hollywood Hills West
Hollywood Studio District
Mid-Town North Hollywood
North Hills East
North Hills West
North Hollywood North East
North Hollywood West
Northwest San Pedro
Park Mesa Heights
Sun Valley Area
Voices of 90037
Westchester / Playa
Woodland Hills-Warner Center
1) I am
NC Election Voter
NC Board Member
NC Board President
(check all that apply)
2) Was this your first experience with Neighborhood Council Elections?
3) What are the five most important things that the Neighborhood Council election process did that was an improvement over the 2010 Neighborhood Council elections?
IEAs coming from the Neighborhood Council System
Greater Regional Connectivity
Regional Outreach Campaigns and Resources
Neighborhood Council stewardship of the election process
Greater engagement of qualified Candidates
Leadership Academy/Candidate Workshops/Poll Worker Workshop
The little things on Election Day (stickers, surveys, NC outreach tables, refreshments)
Responsiveness of the EmpowerLA staff
Regional Election Events
Relationships that go "Beyond the Ballot Box"
(check all that apply)
4) Do you think that the electoral process (candidates engaging voters, polling location, ballot box, etc.) is an important way to develop a relationship with your stakeholders and to engage your community?
5) Do you think that Neighborhood Councils should be engaged in outreach to the local community all year long?
6) What do you think are the most effective Outreach tools?
Word of Mouth
Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
Online Media (Patch, Blogs, Daily News, etc.)
7) Do you think that Neighborhood Councils benefited from having volunteers from other Neighborhood Councils on Election Day?
8) What are four elements that were most significant in engaging you in the electoral process?
Online candidate filing forms Vote-by-Mail applications
Accessible and Knowledgeable IEAs
Accessible and Knowledgeable EmpowerLA election staff
Poll Worker Workshops
9) Would you like to see your Neighborhood Council participate in any of these Election innovations?
Instant Runoff Voting (2012 demonstration by Palms Neighborhood Council)
Online Voting (proposed by the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council)
Pre-Registration of Voters (2012 demonstration by Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council)
Community Candidate Registration events (2012 iPad demo at Wilmington NC)
Citywide Outreach initiatives
(check as many as interest you)
10) Which of these elements contributes to a meaningful Polling Place experience?
Candidate Corral and an opportunity for Voters to engage with Candidates
NC Outreach Events with refreshments and entertainment
The little things on Election Day (greeters, surveys, stickers, etc.)
Friendly volunteers from neighboring communities
Related Community Special Events (West Hills 25th Anniversary, Reseda Centennial, etc.)
(check as many as apply)
11) Do you think your Neighborhood Council should have authority over how the NC spends its funding on Elections? (Including Vote-by-Mail, Multiple Locations, Outreach, Translations, Innovations)
12) Do you think that the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Neighborhood Councils partnered successfully in the 2012 Neighborhood Council elections?
13) Any additional comments?
14) Your name (optional)
15) Your email (optional)