Encino should be proud of the voter turnout in the recent neighborhood council election, Empower LA's Alisa Smith told the crowd at the council meeting Wednesday night.
"Your numbers were up from the 2010 election," said Smith, who calculated that voter turnout had increased by 43.91 percent. She added that the number of candidates for the available seats had also increased, and that in terms of regional engagement, Encino had the edge.
Smith said that, thinking ahead to future elections, the council would benefit from further community outreach so that they could identify volunteers to run the polling station on election day.
“Volunteers enjoy being part of the process,” she said, adding that they found it to be a rewarding day.
Smith also said that other issues to be examined before the next election included the vote-by-mail process and the issue of who, exactly, is considered to be a stakeholder in Encino.
Click on the video to see a clip of Smith talking about the recent elections.
And click on the links below to read more about the election.
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