Election Info, Ballot Recommendations, & Voting Resources

Election Information

Vote.jpgWant 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:

  1. Registering to vote by Monday, February 20, 2017: registertovote.ca.gov.
  2. 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. Check back here for updates.
  3. Spreading the word and getting your friends to vote.
  4. 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).
  5. 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 Voted 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. The City’s General Municipal Election will be held May 16, 2017. The Office of the City Clerk administers elections for the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Community College District.

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

Attend candidate forum near you! 

Los Angeles Council District 1 - Northeast Los Angeles and Central LA (Koreatown, MacArthur Park, Pico Union, etc.)

Los Angeles Council District 5 - West Los Angeles and Encino

  • Feb. 16th 6:30 p.m. (Thurs) Westside Village HOA - CD5 Candidate Forum at St. John's Presbyterian Church - National Blvd. and Military Ave.
  • Feb. 19th 4 p.m. (Sun) Beverlywood HOA Town Hall Meeting with CD5 candidates, Location is TBD
  • Feb. 21st 7 p.m. (Tue) Westwood Neighborhood Council, Chamber of Commerce and HOAs Candidate Forum at St. Paul the Apostle - 10750 Ohio Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Los Angeles Council District 7 - Northeast San Fernando Valley

Pasadena City Council

 

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