City to Host ‘Voting Solutions For All People’ Community Information Session Regarding the Upcoming LA County Transition from Precinct to Voter Center Voting
As part of the City of West Hollywood’s continuous efforts to increase voter participation, the City is getting the word out about Los Angeles County’s upcoming community meeting regarding the 2020 transition from precinct-based voting to the new voting experience of ‘vote center’ voting. The meeting will be hosted by the LA County Registar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Voting Solutions For All People (VSAP) program along with California Common Cause and will include a presentation, take-home materials, and a question and answer session. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Russian.
The VSAP project was developed by the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in 2009 to address an aging voting system and an increasingly large and complex electorate. In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period.
The VSAP project seeks a collaborative approach to voting system design. Through field research and coalition building, the project has pioneered a voter-centered approach to voting system design and development and seeks to maximize stakeholder participation. The core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout Los Angeles County.
The County is seeking public input to identify vote center locations. Many factors must be considered in identifying locations, including geographic and demographic constraints that could present barriers to voting in particular locations. More information is available at http://vsap.lavote.net/vote-center-placement-project/.
Voter registration forms may be obtained at West Hollywood City Hall during regular hours; and the City’s elections page, www.weho.org/elections, provides detailed election information and links to the California Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s website, and links to find specific information about how to apply to vote by mail, polling locations, and sample ballots.For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409, or visit the VSAP website at www.vsap.lavote.net. If you need assistance to participate in this meeting, or an alternative format for the meeting materials, please contact Julia Keh at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 business days before the meeting. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.