WEST HOLLYWOOD—West Hollywood’s City Clerk Office will be conducting monthly voter registration pop-up events through the month of October in order to encourage the community to vote in the November elections and the city’s general election being held in March 2017. The city wants to increase voter participation.

Lauren Meister, Mayor of West Hollywood indicated in a press release that, “West Hollywood has approximately 25,000 registered voters.”

“We want to ensure that people make sure they’re registered and that they get to the polls and make their voices heard in the upcoming general election in November — if you’ve moved recently or if you’re unsure about whether you’re registered, then don’t forget to re-register!”

Saturday, July 9, will be the first Voter Registration Pop-Up. It will be held at Plummer Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Plummer Park is located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Check out the city of West Hollywood’s Elections page at www.weho.org/elections for more information on when the next pop-up event is and the location. Future events and dates will be announced. Canyon News spoke with Joshua Schare, Public Information Officer for the city of West Hollywood who indicated that “expected turnout is approximately 100 to 150 people during three hours.”

The website also features election information and provides links to the California Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s website and sample ballots. There is also information on how to apply to vote either by mail or polling places for voting in person. California residents can also find a polling place by visiting www.lavote.net/locator.

Voter education will be provided by city staff members from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. In order to vote in the November 2016 election residents must be registered by Monday, October 24, 2016. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8.

For more information on the event please call the city of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409. You can also visit the City’s Elections page at www.weho.org/elections or call the California of State’s Voter Hotline toll-free at (800)-345-VOTE (8683). People who are deaf or hearing impaired please call TTY (323)-848-6496.