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2016 Neighborhood Council Elections – Online Voting Facts
When the Office of the City Clerk took over the Neighborhood Council elections in 2010, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council proposed incorporating online voting as a way to increase stakeholder participation in the Neighborhood Council elections because there was only one polling location for each Neighborhood Council. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition had a presentation regarding online voting. Because the timing of the elections could not accommodate the Request for Proposals (RFP) timeline for a possible online vendor, the idea was shelved for the 2012 Neighborhood Council elections.
Because of budget issues, the 2012 Neighborhood Council elections were administered by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (Department) with only six months preparation in the summer and fall. Again, the RFP timeline could not be accommodated.
For the spring 2014 Neighborhood Council elections, which were administered by the Department in partnership with the Office of the City Clerk, the elections were moved back to the spring, which resulted in a shortened preparation time to work out the new partnership. Without the necessary RFP and build out time, the Department encouraged Neighborhood Councils that were interested in having online voting to directly hire the vendors. Although several Neighborhood Councils were interested, the contracting process was too time and resource consuming for them to accomplish.
In order to have the option to have online voting for the 2016 Neighborhood Council elections, the Department began the Request for Proposals process in the fall of 2014, resulting in the selection of the vendor Everyone Counts for online and telephone voting in January 2015.
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