Though the South Robertson (SORO) Neighborhood Council is funded by the city of Los Angeles, and operates under the city’s Empower LA, your eligibility to vote in the SORO election is quite different from your eligibility for other city elections…
To vote in the SORO election you need to be 15 or older, and a stakeholder in the SORO community. But what’s a stakeholder?
If you live within the SORO borders you are a stakeholder (even if you are not a US citizen)!
If you work within the SORO borders you are a stakeholder (even if you are not a US citizen)!
If you own real property within the SORO borders you are a stakeholder (even if you are not a US citizen)!
If you declare have ongoing and substantial participation in a community organization within the SORO borders you are a stakeholder (even if you are not a US citizen)!
A community organization is defined as including (but is not limited to) educational and/or non-profit organizations like schools, synagogues, churches, temples or other religious organizations; and educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.
If you have kids who are 15 or older, who attend a school or a house of worship within SORO’s borders, then that kid can vote in the SORO election and tangibly participate in our democratic process.
As you undoubtedly know, the scope of this election year goes far beyond the SORO community, and millions of votes will be cast. Lost in the huge numbers it is easy to imagine that your individual vote doesn’t matter. But in a local election like ours, every vote truly does count. A few minutes of your time will make a big difference!
So think about the many ways in which your community interest and participation enters the SORO community, and take a few minutes to vote…
Re-elect me, Ken Blaker, as your SORO At-Large Board Member.