Election Day 2022 is upon us. West Hollywood city council hopefuls are hosting Election Day Watch Parties at local businesses in the Rainbow district. They are inviting supporters to join them as ballots are counted and numbers are tallied.
“I’m really excited going into Election Day,” Sarah Adolphson told WEHO TIMES. “I have learned so much during this campaign and have connected with many wonderful people in our community. We have a number of residents with great ideas for the future of our city and I feel that this election has encouraged many people to become more involved in the city; at least that is my hope. I will be watching the election results at Micky’s WeHo.”
Marquita Thomas will be sharing the Micky’s space with Adolphson. Both candidates will be surrounded by their team and supporters. Micky’s WeHo is located 8857 Santa Monica Blvd.
Incumbent Lauren Meister will be having her Election Day Party at The Abbey Food &. Bar where she recently hosted a Volunteer Breakfast. “It was so great to spend the morning with folks who care so much about West Hollywood,” she said of the event. “Together we’re going to turn things around for our City. We’re in the final push to get our message out this weekend! If you see us on your street, say hi! The Abbey Weho is located at 692 N Robertson Blvd.
We hear attorney, community leader, and dog parent Zekiah Wright will be hosting their Election Day Watch Party at Gym Bar where they have hosted several meet and greets and fundraisers. Gym Bar is located at 8919 Santa Monica Blvd.
“We’re gathering at Stache for an Election Night watch party,” said candidate Robert Oliver. “I’m inviting my team, volunteers, and members of the community to come celebrate our campaign efforts and watch the results come in.” Stache WeHo is located at 8941 Santa Monica Blvd.
Steve Martin decided to be a part of it all. He will be visiting all the candidates at their events to congratulate them and wish them well.
“I was planning to have one at The Chapel,” said Jordan Cockeram. “But I’m on the tailend of recovering from the flu, so I don’t think I’m going to have one anymore.”
Cockram said he feels really good about Election Day. “We ran a great campaign, connected with a lot of residents and heard their stories, and a lot of votes of confidence.”
Chelsea Byers is taking her Election Night Party to The Sunset Strip at State Social House located at 8782 W Sunset Boulevard. “It’s been an incredible journey and we have so much to be proud of,” she posted on her instagram account. “Election results may not be clear on election night, but we will be gathering to celebrate our community and all we’ve accomplished this year. We’re working hard for every vote until the voting centers close at 8pm Tuesday night, then we’ll head over to one of our local favorites on Sunset for some fun.” Her supporters will enjoy food, fun, and community “as we celebrate our campaign and the next generation of leaders.” The event will run from 8pm to 10pm, Noveber 8th.
Candidate Ben Savage says he will be with family on Election Day. He plans to venture out during the evening.
“I will be home packing tomorrow night,” said John Duran of his plans for the big day. “I fly to Texas on Wednesday to visit my father and a wedding in Austin.”
Council member Lindsey Horvath will be celebrating her run for
Candidate for LA County Supervisor and West Hollywood council member, Lindsey Horvath will be celebrating her campaign at Heart WeHo located 8911 Santa Monica Boulevard.
It is not yet clear where Adam Darvish and John Heilman will spending Election Day 2022, but we will update this piece as soon as we learn more.
Here is a reminder that there are many ways to vote in the City of West Hollywood. Specific information about options for voting include:
Dropping a Ballot Off at a Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center
The City of West Hollywood has worked with LA County to establish three Ballot Drop Box locations in West Hollywood. These Ballot Drop Boxes are bright yellow and clearly marked. They feature safety and security features, such as 24-hour electronic monitoring. Locations are:
- West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
(Ballot Drop Box located behind City Hall, off of N. Sweetzer Avenue)
- West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard
(Ballot Drop Box located on the west side of the street, in front of the library)
- Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
(Ballot Drop Box located in front of the Plummer Park Community Center)
Voting In-Person at a Vote Center
Traditional neighborhood “polling places” have been replaced in Los Angeles County by Vote Centers. Many Vote Center locations will begin operating on Saturday, October 29, 2022 and some Vote Center locations will begin operating on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Since LA County voters may vote at any Vote Center, all LA County voters will have 10 consecutive days as well as Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, to vote in-person.
In West Hollywood, there will be three Vote Centers:
- Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall Vote Center will be open from Saturday, October 29, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard; and
- West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center Vote Center will open from Saturday, November 5, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022, located at 8750 El Tovar Place.
- Andaz West Hollywood Hotel Vote Center will open from Saturday, November 5, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022, located at 8401 Sunset Boulevard.
During the early voting period, through Monday, November 7, 2022, Vote Centers will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Vote Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For additional Vote Center locations and details, visit https://locator.lavote.gov/locations/vc.
In California, you are eligible to register and vote if you are:
- A United States citizen;
- At least 18-years-old;
- Registered where you currently reside;
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony; and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
The City of West Hollywood encourages every eligible voter to have a vote plan with the following tips:
- Check your voter registration status or register to vote at https://www.lavote.gov/vrstatus or call (800) 815-2666;
- Decide how you would like to vote: Vote by Mail; Drop off a ballot at a Ballot Drop Box or a Vote Center; Vote in-person at a Vote Center;
- Educate yourself about the issues and then vote as soon as you receive your ballot;
- Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote or register to vote;
- Assist those who need help with their mail-in ballot or offer to take a homebound senior to a Vote Center; and
- Track your ballot. You can sign-up to receive personalized text messages, emails, and/or automated voice messages on your Vote-by-Mail ballot (whether sent by mail or dropped off at a Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center) by subscribing to Where’s My Ballot. This is a free service available to all registered voters that provides updated information about where your ballot is and when you can expect to receive it. Sign up to be notified of the status of your ballot at california.ballottrax.net/voter.