Want to #BikeTheVote for the March 7th election? LACBC is your source for election information and candidate positions on biking and walking. You can #BikeTheVote by:
- Make sure you're registered to vote: registertovote.ca.gov.
- Educating yourself about the candidates and items on the ballot. As a 501(c)3, we cannot endorse candidates, but we will provide resources for you through the election season including information about candidate forums where you can learn more about where candidates stand on important bike and livability issues.
- Spreading the word and getting your friends to vote.
- Knowing your voting rights! Your employer is required by law to give you time off to vote. You can vote if your name isn’t on the list using a provisional ballot. You can vote after polls close, as long as you’re in line. You can change your vote if you make a mistake — just ask for a new ballot. You can take your vote-by-mail ballot to any polling location (and you can trade it for a new one if you make a mistake on it).
- Voting on Tuesday, March 7th! Find your polling location, and make sure you bike the vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Apply for a Vote By Mail Ballot: Those who intend to vote by mail may submit an application for a VBM ballot to the County beginning Monday, February 6, 2017. All applications must be received by the County no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017. For questions regarding VBM for the March 7th election please contact the County at (800) 815-2666 or visit their website.
Returning Completed VBM Ballots: All VBM ballots must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day, March 7, 2017. They may be dropped off at any polling location on Election Day. However, VBM ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted if received within three days.
Multilingual Hotline: (800) 994-8683
LACBC has taken the following position:
NO on Measure S (Housing Construction Ban)
LACBC opposes Measure S because this measure because it would speed up gentrification and displacement, stands in opposition to density (a key component of making a city more bikeable), prioritizes car travel above all other forms of public transportation, undoes the benefits of the L.A. Bicycle Parking Ordinance, and would dry up fees for bike facilities. Read more about LACBC's statement here.
L.A. Council District 1 - Northeast Los Angeles and Central LA (Koreatown, MacArthur Park, Pico Union, etc.)
- Feb. 23rd 7:00 p.m. (Thur) CD1 Q&A on Facebook Live hosted by Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
L.A. Council District 5 - West Los Angeles and Encino
- Feb. 25th 12 p.m. (Sat) CD5 Candidate Forum hosted by Mid City West Neighborhood Council
L.A. Council District 13 - Central LA and Valley
- Feb. 27th 7 p.m. (Mon) CD13 Candidate Forum hosted by the Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Echo Park, and Rampart Village Neighborhood Councils
Pasadena City Council
- Feb. 23rd 7:00 p.m. (Thur) Pasadena Candidate Forum hosted by Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition at 300 S Los Robles Ave
Burbank City Council: LACBC local chapter Walk Bike Burbank conducted surveys for city council candidates. View the survey responses here.