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Stampede at the Neighborhood Council Ballot Box

Northwest Valley elections draw big crowds.

[News release from EmpowerLA]

Six of the nine Neighborhood Councils in the Northwest Valley held their Board elections on Saturday the 8th, drawing crowds that were more than double in size compared to 2010.

North Hills West had 29 candidates vying for 12 open seats and engaged the community with two forums and a well stocked candidates corral, resulting in 483 voters.

North Hills East greeted 237 voters in a race that saw 19 candidates running for 9 open seats in a great location with lots of pedestrian traffic and an outreach booth that promoted the activities and accomplishments of the Council.

Northridge East had five contested seats resulting in a voter turnout that was 130% larger than 2010 while Northridge West had six contested seats that drew a crowd of voters 146% bigger than in 201.

Granada Hills South saw 35 candidates on 13 ballots and a 10% increase in voters while Porter Ranch had 1 ballot and 10 candidates, resulting in a 65% increase in voters over 2010.

Stephen Box is the EmpowerLA elections coordinator.

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