The 2023 Neighborhood Council elections season formally kicked off on Saturday November 26th, 2022. SONC is seeking interested Sherman Oaks community members to run. There are 10 council seats across areas 2, 4, and 6 as well as 1 currently vacant seat in Area 1 that will be on the ballot.
While Neighborhood Council Board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected by the members of their community. The Sherman Oaks Board members serve four-year terms of office.
Eligible candidates can be residents, business owners, property owners, or community interest advocates who are key participants in local non-profit/service organizations. Candidates need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated. The minimum age to run for a council seat is 18. If you are interested in running for a seat, please let us know.
In 2023, the City Clerk will be using a hybrid election model for NC elections that provides for both in-person polling place voting as well as the option to Vote-By-Mail. The minimum voting age is 16.
Important NC Election dates to pay attention to that are specific to Sherman Oaks are:
- February 22, 2023 - Candidate Filing Begins
- April 8, 2023 - Candidate Filing Period Ends
- April 11, 2023 - Candidate Documentation Deadline
- April 23, 2023 - Certified Candidate List Released
- April 23, 2023 - Vote-By-Mail Application Period Begins
- May 18, 2023 - Ballot Mailouts Begin
- June 10, 2023 - Deadline To Mail Out Ballots
The voting deadline for SONC elections will be Thursday, June 22, 2023, with official results released on July 6, 2023.
The in-person polling location for the 2023 Sherman Oaks NC Election will take place at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center (SOEVAC), 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, in Building C, Back Division. Voting hours will be 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
In accordance with current City policy, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours will be required to enter a polling location. Any voter who cannot provide the required COVID-19 documents will be able to vote curbside or in front of the poll location. COVID-19 requirements are subject to change based on City policy.