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    EXPRESS YOURSELF! WeHo General Municipal Election is this Tuesday, March 5

    The City of West Hollywood’s General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Polling, voting, and counting operations will be conducted by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. West Hollywood residents will cast votes for three members of the West Hollywood City Council, and on two ballot measures. West Hollywood residents should be aware:
    • Registered voters will receive Official Sample Ballots from the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in English, Russian, and Spanish;
    • Ballots, including Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots, will be counted by the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, not the West Hollywood City Clerk;
    • Poll workers are selected by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and any concerns on Election Day should be reported to inspectors at polling locations;
    • Election-night counting activities will take place in Norwalk at the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office, rather than at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room;
    • Though ballots will not be counted in the City of West Hollywood, the City’s website will feature up-to-date information about the election results as such information becomes available at www.weho.org/elections;
    • The LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has 30 days to count and canvass the ballots, and it will try to accomplish this and certify the election results by Friday, March 22, 2019 — then the results will be declared official by the LA County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, April 2, 2019 meeting;
    • The West Hollywood City Council is anticipated to approve the certified election results at its regular City Council meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 — the three Councilmembers who won seats in this election will be sworn in at this time; and
    • The new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore will be installed at a West Hollywood City Council meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019.

    Vote By Mail (VBM) voters can easily and securely drop off their General Municipal Election VBM ballots at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, through Monday, March 4, 2019, during regular Library hours. The LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has implemented additional locations, such as West Hollywood Library, for the VBM Drop-Off Program in order to provide voters with easy, accessible, convenient, and secure options to drop off their ballots.

    As part of the City’s continued efforts to make the polls accessible to all residents who wish to vote, the City will provide a variety of free transportation options to any resident needing a ride to a polling location. Cityline Local will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visit www.weho.org/cityline for more information. West Hollywood Dial-A-Ride will provide free direct transportation on Election Day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents may request a ride by calling, toll-free, (800) 447-2189 at any time before 1 p.m. on Election Day to reserve a trip. WeHo Pedals will offer 60 minutes of ride credit on Election Day between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.; visit www.wehopedals.com and use the promo code Bike2Vote19 (case sensitive).

    For more information, please visit the City of West Hollywood’s General Municipal Election page at www.weho.org/elections. There is detailed election information and there are links to find specific information, such as polling places, and sample ballots. Residents can also find their polling place by visiting www.lavote.net/locator.

    Voters who encounter problems at the polls can seek assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice at (800) 253-3931 or the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition at (866) OUR-VOTE. For more information, please call the California Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline toll-free at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

    For additional information on the General Municipal Election, please call the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

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