The Watts Neighborhood Council needs You!

We are having an election June 8 and need people who are passionate about Watts to run for seats on our Council and be the change you want to see in our community.

The following seats are up for election for a four year term:

  • Faith Based Organization Representative
  • Community Based Organization Representative
  • Adults, Parents and Caregivers Representative
  • Transportation Representative
  • Area Representatives 2 and 4

Please review our Bylaws to understand the role and expectations of each seat and to determine if you are eligible.

Review our Boundary Map below to see if you live, work, or own property in our boundaries.

2018 Watts NC Boundary Map

What do I need to know about running for a seat?

This brief 3-1/2 minute What It Means To Be A Candidate Video is a great introduction to running for a seat on our council.


We want to create a forum to discuss our concerns and work with our City Councilmember, Joe Buscaino to develop solutions. Our goal is community improvement through civic engagement.

Candidates should be available to attend our monthly Board meetings and be active in at least one committee.

Learn more about joining us and running for a seat by coming to a meeting, reading the Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Guide, reviewing this website, or going to a Candidate Workshop.

Candidate Workshops

At a Candidate Workshop you’ll learn tips for:

  • running a successful campaign
  • connecting with voters
  • advocating for issues you’re passionate about
  • writing your personal statements

Workshops are being held across the city of Los Angeles between January – March 2019. If the class you want is full, make sure to join the waitlist, to receive a class packet. Sign up for a workshop on Eventbrite.

Sign up to run

You may declare your candidacy by signing up on the Candidate Registration Portal starting February 23.

More information is available on the City Clerk NC Website.

Watts Elections

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Who can vote?

Stakeholders 14 or older can vote. You do not have to be a citizen to vote and you do not need to register online ahead of time.

Election timeline

Candidate Filing Period: February 23-March 26

Certified Candidate List Available: April 9

Election: June 8, 2019

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