Elections for the board of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council are coming up on March 16. The last day to register to vote is March 9.
As we have reported, the election is entirely vote-by-mail, no in-person voting is permitted due to the pandemic. We have heard lots of reports about difficulty getting ballots (including our own) through the City Clerk’s office.
In response the GWNC is hosting a special meeting today at 5 p.m. to address these issues with city officials. Click here to view the agenda.
Recently, the GWNC posted this message on its website:
We are aware of many problems as the first batch of ballots have arrived. We are working with the City Clerk, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, CD5 and CD4 offices and the City Attorney to make sure that incorrect or incomplete ballots are corrected as soon as possible.
We understand that the City Clerk’s current plan is to contact everyone who has registered to make sure they are receiving the correct and complete ballot.
We will hold a special meeting Thursday, March 4th at 5 p.m. to discuss the plan.
Connect by Zoom app/web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84105886136
Connect by telephone: dial (669) 900-6833 or (877) 853-5257 (toll-free), enter Zoom ID 841 0588 6136, then press #.
If you have not yet received your ballot or have received an incorrect ballot, please let the City Clerk know immediately: (213) 978-0444 or by email [email protected]
In addition, the GWNC is hosting two candidate forums where residents can learn more about the candidates running for the board. The forums are scheduled for March 6 at 3 p.m. and March 7 at 1 p.m. Click here for more information or the image below.
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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