The most recent MINC elections were held on June 8th, 2019. Board Members were sworn in on July 8th 2019. The next MINC elections will be held on May 25, 2021. Board members will be sworn in on July 1st 2021.
Voting in MINC Elections
Anyone is eligible to vote in the Mid-City NC election as long as they:
Live, work, attend school, or claim a community interest stake in the Mid-City boundaries.
Are over the age of 16
Please note that you do NOT need to be U.S. citizen to vote in the neighborhood council elections.
In 2021, there is a new completely vote-by-mail system. ALL STAKEHOLDERS MUST APPLY FOR A BALLOT. Ballot applications open on March 26. You must request a ballot by May 18, 2021.
The Ballot Drop Box location for our neighborhood council is
Baldwin Hills Recreation Center
5401 Highlight Place
Los Angeles, CA, 90016
Unfortunately, a Ballot Drop Box is not available within our boundaries; this is the closest Ballot Drop Box location to us. The City has established these locations to provide voters with a location where their ballots can be dropped off at a secure location over a 5-day period.
Our Ballot Drop Box will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 and closed at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (Election Day). You can visit the LA City Clerk's website to learn more on their Election Day/Drop Box Info page.
Voters may also return their ballots by mail. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, May 25th, and received no later than three days thereafter.
Board seats ON Ballot in 2021
You may declare candidacy for more than one position during a single election cycle. LA City Clerk has a new candidate filing portal that is easy to navigate. If you would like a walk-through of the process, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has regular candidate information sessions and other resources, including very useful Candidate Information Sessions that walk you through applying and running a campaign.
The 2021 Candidate Filing Period has ended! You can see the full applicant list here (brings you to the LA City Clerk site, select "Mid City").
You can access a Candidate Filing PAPER Application and more resources at: https://clerk.lacity.org/candidate-filing
The portal above is easy to use.
You select your neighborhood council (MINC),
the seat you are running for (one of the following),
your qualifying address (either your home address or the physical address of the qualifying organization or business),
and an optional photo and candidate statement of 1000 characters or less. The statement and photo can be changed up until a week prior to the election.
The address is validated by the LA City Clerk's office and you are good to go!
Any resident living in the region bounded by Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd to the North and South, and S Rimpau Blvd and West Blvd to the East and West. Term lasts 4 years.
Any resident living in the region bounded by Washington Blvd and the I-10 Freeway to the Borth and South, and La Brea Blvd to the East and Rimpau Blvd to the West. Term lasts 2 years**.
Any resident living in the region bounded by Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd to the North and South, and Redondo Blvd and La Brea Blvd to the East and West. Term lasts 4 years.
Any resident living in the region bounded by Venice Ave/the I-10 Freeway and Burchard Ave to the North and South, and La Cienega Blvd and Fairfax Ave to the East and West.
Any resident between the ages 14-17 who lives in, or any student who attends school within, the MINC boundaries. Term lasts 2 years.
At-Large Rep: General (3x)
Any stakeholder of any category within the MINC boundaries. Term lasts 2 years.
At-Large Rep: Organizational (3x)
Anyone affiliated with a school within the MINC boundaries, or a member of a religious group/organization with a physical address in the MINC boundaries, or a member of a service organization active* within the MINC boundaries. Term lasts 2 years.
*Note a new City ordinance that the service organization must maintain a physical address for not less than one year within the boundaries.
Merchant/Commercial Property Owner Rep (x2)
A person who owns or operates a business property or multi-residential property within the MINC boundaries. Term lasts 2 years.
**Even and odd region seats will alternate elections every two years, with Region Representative terms lasting 4 years and all other seat types lasting two years. As Region 7 is new, term is only two years initially to match election dates with other odd number regions.
After May 2021 until 2023, open seats are filled by emailing this application to and are voted on during board business at our public stakeholders meetings, 2nd Monday of every month.
If you have questions, these folks are happy to help you:
MINC's Elections Chair, Liana Engie (email@example.com)
Your City Clerk Election Administrator, Lanee Basulto (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please CC our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate, Karen Hernandez ()