Voter's Choice

Past Events

Past Events


“Los Angeles County Elections 2020 Boot Camp: What you need to know about LA County’s New and Modern Voting Experience”
June 6, 2019

To download the program, click here.
For speaker biographies, click here.

Video clips and presentations from this event are available by clicking the links below. Please note that not all speakers utilized slides in their presentations.

Opening Remarks (video)
The Honorable Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State
Introduction by Rosalind Gold, Chief Public Policy Officer, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

Presentation by Dean C. Logan, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (video)
Introduction by Paul R. Spencer, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights California

Looking at the Data of the First Voter’s Choice Act Elections (video)
Presentation by Mindy Romero, Ph.D., California Civic Engagement Project (slides)
Introduction by Jen Tolentino, Director of Policy & Civic Tech, Rock the Vote

Panel One: “Lessons from the First Voter’s Choice Act Elections” (video)
Sacramento County was the largest county to implement the Voter’s Choice Act in 2018. Members of the Sacramento Vote Coalition share their experience working in a county-wide coalition, organizing partners and engaging a diverse electorate.

♦ Moderator: Kiyana Asemanfar, Policy Outreach Coordinator, California Common Cause

♦ Diana Colin, Director of Civic Engagement, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

♦ Paul R. Spencer, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights California (slides)

♦ Cha Vang, Executive Director, Hmong Innovating Politics (slides)

Panel Two: “Community Education and Outreach to Los Angeles’ Diverse Communities in 2020” (video)
Transitioning to Los Angeles’ new voting experience requires countywide voter education, so that voters understand where, when and how to cast their ballot. Presenters discuss both the challenges and opportunities of reaching out to Los Angeles’ diverse electorate.

♦ Moderator: Rosalind Gold, Chief Public Policy Officer, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

♦ Ely Flores, California Director of Civic Engagement, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund (slides)

♦ Deanna Kitamura, Voting Rights Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (slides)

♦ Terri Lantz, Client Rights’ Advocate, United Cerebral Palsy

♦ James Woodson, Policy and Strategic Projects Manager at California Calls Education Fund

Closing Presentation by Aaron Nevarez, Division Manager, Governmental & Legislative Affairs at Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (videos) (slides)
Learn about upcoming events and ways to support implementation of Los Angeles’ new voting experience

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