Voting is about to get easier in Los Angeles County, and you can be a part of the process to help decide when, how, and where we vote!
At Arts for LA, we truly believe that there is nothing more important than having the arts represented in all areas of civic life. The pinnacle of civic engagement is how we come together around elections.
In the past, Arts for LA partnered with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/ County Clerk's (RR/CC) Office to encourage arts and culture sites to serve as polling places for the November 2017 elections. Now, Arts for LA is working with the RR/CC on the Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP), which will transition LA County from the one-day voting model with assigned polling places to a system of open voting at Vote Centers located across the County.
Arts for LA is the only arts organization represented on the Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP) and, as such, the only ones representing our collective interests -- making sure that arts and culture are not only part of what we vote for, but also where we gather to cast our votes.
THE NEW VOTER EXPERIENCE FOR 2020
We encourage you to spread the word about the Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP) to your extended networks to ensure that the arts have a voice at the table at all the community conversations about where vote centers will be located in the 2020 election.
ATTEND A COMMUNITY MEETING
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk's office has partnered with various community partner organizations to host 34 VCPP community meetings so members of the public can learn how the voting experience in L.A. County will be improved!
Each community meeting will include a presentation, take-home materials, and provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions. Attend a community meeting to:
- Learn about the new voter experience (including new voting equipment and technology) coming to Los Angeles County in the 2020 elections.
- Hear which locations near you hhave been identified as potential Vote Centers.
- Advocate for arts and cultural spaces to be selected as Vote Centers by attending a meeting and proactively voicing your support of arts and cultural spaces serving as potential vote center locations.
Community meetings are taking place across Los Angeles County from May 2, 2019 through June 29, 2019.
REVIEW VOTE CENTER LOCATIONS
The Vote Center Placement Project is actively seeking community input on proposed vote center locations. You can review the full list of potential vote centers and offer valuable feedback/ comments regarding the locations under consideration in your community via the Vote Center Placement Project Portal (linked below).
The LA County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk is still accepting potential vote center location suggestions. If you’d like to suggest a location, please email [email protected].
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]