Candidate Filing Period Closes March 23, 5pm

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Run for a Board Seat!

The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (NCWP) is one of Los Angeles’ 99 Neighborhood Councils, the grassroots arm of city government. Our board is comprised of 31 Director seats representing stakeholders that include residents, businesses, and other community organizations. Board members are elected by stakeholders and serve as volunteers. This voting cycle half of our seats are up for election. The fifteen available seats and the specific qualifications for each can be found here: 2021 Election Board Seats & Qualifications

The NCWP is an official advisory body to Los Angeles City government whose mission is to increase civic engagement and make the city more responsive to local needs. We monitor the city budget, the delivery of city services, and generally, act as a liaison between the community and city elected officials and departments. Attend some of our board and committee meetings to learn more about issues we are tackling.

Candidate Information

The Candidate Filing Period is now open and closes March 23rd. Candidates must complete an application and verify their eligibility either via the on-line Candidate Filing Portal or by completing a paper application. The on-line portal includes useful reference resources found by visiting:

The paper 2021 Candidate Filing Application can be downloaded here: 2021_NC_Candidate_Filing_Application. If using a paper application, submit the application via mail, email or fax with the required supporting documentation.

To learn more about running for a board seat, attend a Candidate Info Session hosted by the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and the City Clerk’s Elections team.  To view a list of dates and RSVP for a session visit: 

Sessions are held via Zoom. Details to join online or by phone are shared in your RSVP confirmation. You’ll learn about:

  • campaigning safely and successfully during a pandemic
  • connecting with voters in this year’s Vote-By-Mail elections
  • advocating for issues you’re passionate about
  • writing your personal statement & developing talking points
  • filling out your candidate application

Everyone who RSVPs will receive a copy of the slideshow, a link to the session recording, and other important election resources.So sign up to join the mailing list, even if you aren’t sure you can attend.

The 2021 NCWP Election is Vote-by-Mail Only

Election Day is June 8th and all ballots must be postmarked by Election day.

Stakeholders must APPLY to VOTE and to receive a ballot.

Because of COVID-19 and public health and safety concerns, the City Clerk is implementing an all Vote-By-Mail model for all Neighborhood Councils for 2021.

The stakeholder Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request Period will open April 9th and close June 1st. Voters must apply for a ballot and provide documentation of stakeholder eligibility. This can be done on-line or via a paper application once the Ballot Request period opens. Please visit our website for details about the process at that time.

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What it Means to Be A Neighborhood Council Candidate: