Local Elections

MEETINGS:  Held one a month on Thursdays at 6:30 at Summerlane ClubHouse.
VoteSign

NEW VOTING PROCEDURES:

Voting will be different for Orange County come the 2020 election.  All registered voters will be mailed “absentee” ballots that can be mailed or deposited at new drop-off centers or neighborhood based Voter Centers over a period of time before the election. This new process was set up by the passage of SB 450 which was signed into law in 2016.  “The law authorizes counties to conduct any election as an all-mailed in ballot election provided the jurisdiction provides ballot drop-off locations, vote centers and conducts research.”

Please go to the OC Registrar‘s web site for up to date information.  Go to the Gathering Public Information  web page to participate in nearby workshops.

Next meeting is at Edison High School on Magnolia  on June 27 at 6:00–8:00 pm. Please call (714) 567-6700 or visit ocvote.com/votecenter.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Drop 50 is a new activity where you sign up to “drop” 50 invitations to events that will feature our Representive  Harley Rouda  and/or our Assembly woman Cottie Petrie-Norris in nearby Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine. Volunteers are needed to cover neighborhoods.  Sign up by going to https://volunteersignup.org/AY7QB.

Ditch Mitch is a postcard writing campaign to ditch Mitch McConnel, the Senate Majority leader.  Sign up for what will undoubtedly be a fun time by going to https://volunteersignup.org/HLELF.  The next opportunity will be Friday,  August 2 at the Sea Aira Club House on Warner in Huntington Beach.  Be sure to sign up.

OUR MISSION

  1. Inform, organize, and mobilize Huddle members and the community to support progressive candidates, initiatives and ideals.
  2. Educate the public about the voting records of elected officials and the positions of candidates in meeting progressive ideals.
  3. Integrate with groups that support our purpose in order to maximize impact, influence, and action toward achieving progressive goals.

RESOURCES:

Please feel free to distribute and share the following resources as you see fit.

HARLEY ROUDA won the election in November.  You can check his website or follow Harley on Facebook , Twitter, YouTube.

An educational brief that presents the elected offices of interest to residents of Huntington Beach complete with pictures of all elected officials, their party affiliations, and other statistics and facts relevant to the offices.

OFFICE HOLDERS – pdf   (2016 document )

A comprehensive guide to all elected offices in Orange County presented as a spreadsheet. Page 1 is shown below; click above for remaining pages.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

County government affects our daily lives in multiple ways: the courts, education, voter registration and such.  This is an important review of an almost “hidden” jurisdiction.  HB Huddle area is represented by Districts 1 and 2. 

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FRAMING ISSUES EFFECTIVELY

This thought provoking presentation invites you to learn how the “other side” thinks.  You have to have a sense of people’s patterns of developing values in order to have a chance at change.

US CONSTITUTION  — a great read.  Good to review from time to time.

.  Constitution