Metropolis Of West Hollywood Proclaims October As ‘Get Out The Vote’ Month

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The Metropolis of West Hollywood proclaims October 2020 as Get Out The Vote Month. As a part of steady efforts to extend voter participation, the Metropolis reminds group members that every vote counts and your voice issues. Throughout October, the Metropolis is working to boost consciousness and educate residents concerning the significance of voting within the upcoming Normal Municipal Election in November.

As a part of the nationwide Normal Election, the Metropolis of West Hollywood’s Municipal Election will likely be held on November 3, 2020 and will likely be performed by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Along with federal, statewide, and countywide votes, West Hollywood residents will likely be casting their votes for 2 members of the West Hollywood Metropolis Council and deciding on one Metropolis Poll Measure. Extra data is on the market at www.weho.org/elections.

The Metropolis of West Hollywood is launching a show of 85 gentle pole banners created by West Hollywood-based Artist Miguel Andrisani, often known as Migs, who developed a number of authentic VOTE artworks with partaking, shiny, and numerous illustrations of people that embody 3 ways to vote: by mail, by poll drop-off, and by vote heart. This contemporary strategy for banners, social media graphics, and extra printed and digital supplies will encourage participation within the election. In 2018, Andrisani created a triptych set up at West Hollywood Metropolis Corridor referred to as I See You WeHo, based mostly on former Poet Laureate Kim Dower’s poem I Sing The Physique West Hollywood, which was remodeled right into a video ode to the Metropolis.

To supply essential data and to provide voters the chance to ask questions concerning the upcoming election, the Metropolis will likely be internet hosting a digital Election Data City Corridor by way of the Zoom platform on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 5 p.m. to six p.m. Extra details about this occasion is on the market on the Metropolis’s calendar at www.weho.org/calendar. Throughout this City Corridor, voters will likely be supplied with data equivalent to:

  • The right way to vote-by-mail
  • The place to drop off your vote-by-mail poll
  • The right way to observe your vote-by-mail poll
  • The place to vote in individual
  • Security measure being taken at Vote Facilities

The deadline to register to vote within the Normal Municipal Election is Monday, October 19, 2020. The Metropolis of West Hollywood encourages group members to test their voter registration standing at lavote.web/vrstatus.

Election Day will likely be Tuesday, November 3, 2020, however there are a lot of methods to vote early. Postal mail-in and ballot-drop-off voting will start on Monday, October 5, 2020. Many LA County Vote Facilities will start working on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

In California, you might be eligible to register and vote if you’re:

  • A United States citizen;
  • Not less than 18-years-old;
  • Registered the place you at present reside;
  • Not at present in state or federal jail or on parole for the conviction of a felony; and
  • Not at present discovered mentally incompetent to vote by a court docket.

The Metropolis of West Hollywood encourages each eligible voter to have a vote plan with the next suggestions:

  • Verify your voter registration standing or register to vote at lavote.web/vrstatus or name (800) 815-2666;
  • Resolve the way you wish to vote: Vote by Mail; Drop off a poll at a Poll Drop Field or a Vote Middle; Vote in-person at a Vote Middle;
  • Educate your self concerning the points after which vote as quickly as you obtain your poll;
  • Encourage your folks, household, and neighbors to vote or register to vote;
  • Help those that need assistance with their mail-in poll or supply to take a homebound senior to a Vote Middle; and
  • Observe your poll. You may sign-up to obtain customized textual content messages, emails, and/or automated voice messages in your Vote-by-Mail poll (whether or not despatched by mail or dropped off at a Poll Drop Field or Vote Middle) by subscribing to The place’s My Poll. It is a free service out there to all registered voters that gives up to date details about the place your poll is and when you may count on to obtain it. Signal as much as be notified of the standing of your poll at california.ballottrax.web/voter.

Metropolis of West Hollywood voters will obtain full poll data by mail. Along with voting within the Presidential Election, Metropolis of West Hollywood voters will:

  • Vote to fill two (2) West Hollywood Metropolis Council seats for four-year phrases; a listing of certified candidates is on the market at www.weho.org/elections; and
  • Vote on Measure E will likely be on the poll as a sure or no vote: “To take care of West Hollywood providers and put together for and recuperate from public well being emergencies, tackle homelessness, assist retain native companies/jobs, help senior and health-related providers, preserve public areas clear and secure, restore potholes/streets, keep group security, and supply different Metropolis providers, shall a measure be adopted establishing a ¾ cent gross sales tax offering roughly eleven million {dollars} yearly till ended by voters, requiring public disclosure of spending, impartial monetary audits and all funds getting used regionally?”

Beneath is extra particular details about the varied choices out there for voting within the November 3, 2020 Normal Municipal Election:

Dropping a Poll Off at a Poll Drop Field or Vote Middle

The Metropolis of West Hollywood has labored with LA County to determine three Poll Drop Field places in West Hollywood. These Poll Drop Bins are shiny yellow and clearly marked. They function security and safety features, equivalent to 24-hour digital monitoring. Areas are as follows:

  • West Hollywood Metropolis Corridor, positioned at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard (Poll Drop Field positioned behind Metropolis Corridor, off of N. Sweetzer Avenue)
  • West Hollywood Library, positioned at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard (Poll Drop Field positioned on the west facet of the road, in entrance of the library)
  • Plummer Park, positioned at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (Poll Drop Field positioned in entrance of the Plummer Park Group Middle)

Voting In-Particular person at a Vote Middle

Conventional neighborhood “polling locations” have been changed in Los Angeles County by Vote Facilities, which permit LA County residents (which incorporates West Hollywood residents) to vote at any Vote Middle location over an 11-day interval. Choose Vote Facilities will likely be out there starting Saturday, October 24, 2020. All Vote Facilities will likely be out there starting Friday, October 30, 2020.

All Los Angeles County voters may have 10 consecutive days in addition to Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to vote in-person at a Vote Middle.

Within the Metropolis of West Hollywood, there will likely be a Vote Middle at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Corridor, positioned at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. This Vote Middle will likely be open from Saturday, October 30, 2020 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For added Vote Middle places, go to https://locator.lavote.web/places/vc.

Throughout the early voting interval, from Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, Vote Facilities will likely be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Vote Facilities will likely be open from 7 a.m. to eight p.m.

All Vote Facilities have made well being and security is a precedence and can comply with state and county public well being and security pointers, equivalent to:

  • Voters should use facial coverings and gloves (coverings and gloves will likely be made out there if wanted);
  • Wiping and sanitizing all surfaces and Poll Marking Units after every voter;
  • Enforcement of social distancing of six toes or extra; and
  • Election employees will put on protecting gloves and masks.

The Metropolis of West Hollywood stays in a declared native emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Whereas Los Angeles County is permitting for a phased reopening of some companies and actions, coronavirus transmission and COVID-19 illness stay a critical danger. West Hollywood Metropolis Corridor is at present closed to in-person transactions, however Metropolis Corridor providers stay accessible by telephone at (323) 848-6400 and by way of the Metropolis’s web site at www.weho.org. Metropolis of West Hollywood coronavirus data is on the market at www.weho.org/coronavirus.

For extra data, please name the Metropolis of West Hollywood’s Metropolis Clerk’s Workplace at (323) 848-6409, go to the Metropolis’s Elections web page at www.weho.org/elections. Name the California Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline toll-free at (800) 345-VOTE (8683). For people who find themselves Deaf or laborious of listening to, please name TTY (323) 848-6496.

For up-to-date information and occasions, comply with the Metropolis of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity, join information updates at www.weho.org/e mail, and go to the Metropolis’s calendar of conferences and occasions at www.weho.org/calendar.

For reporters and members of the media looking for further details about the Metropolis of West Hollywood, please contact the Metropolis of West Hollywood’s Public Data Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or slunn@weho.org.


This press launch was produced by the Metropolis of West Hollywood. The views expressed listed here are the writer’s personal.

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