During the 2013 Mayoral city elections, voter turnout in the City of Los Angeles was only 20.8 percent in the March primary election and 23.3 percent in the May runoff election respectively; approximately 11.1 percent of the total population of the entire City of Los Angeles decided the elected leadership of the City.
- What can the City do to increase voter turnout?
- How can the City engage voters prior to and on Election Day?
- How should same-day voter registration be maximized?
- Would you be more inclined to vote IF:
- the City changed its election dates?
- Election Day were on a weekend?
- the City offered locations for early voting prior to Election Day?
In October of 2013, the City Council recognized the need to take a fully comprehensive approach to increase civic engagement and voter participation by creating the City of Los Angeles Municipal Elections Reform Commission. Members are reviewing various City laws for effectiveness, are holding public hearings in different regions of the City, and will submit a final report to the Mayor and Council with recommendations designed to help increase voter turnout and participation.
To learn more about the work of the Commission, please visit:
City of Los Angeles Municipal Elections Reform Commission
200 N. Spring Street, Room 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-1071 / Fax: (213) 978-1079
City of Los Angeles Municipal Elections Reform Commissioners
Dr. Fernando Guerra (Chair) * June Lagmay (Vice Chair) * Jeffery Daar (Mayor) * Kathay Feng (Council President) * Rosalind Gold (Mayor) * Stephen Kaufman (Council President) * Larry Levine (Council President) * Dolores Spears (Council President) * Delia de la Vara (Mayor)
19040 Vanowen St
Los Angeles, CA 91335
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