June 2008 Voter Guide

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Shaping the Future of America

Unlike any time in decades, Americans see the 2008 elections as the year of the Power Vote because there is so much at stake from important ballot propositions to local races for California State Assembly & Senate as well as Los Angeles County Supervisor. If we don’t participate, we will not realize fair policies. Let’s voice our vote!


Important Information

Election Day: TUESDAY JUNE 3, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • May 19th is the last day to register to vote or to re-register if you have moved, changed your name or political party affiliation.
  • May 27th is the last day to apply for an absentee or Vote-By-Mail (VBM) ballot.
  • VBM ballots must be received by the local county clerk’s office by Election Day. On Election Day, you can drop off VBM ballots at any polling place within your county.
  • First time voters must show a photo ID or a document that states their name and residence address at the poll site.
  • Your polling place location will be printed on the back of the sample ballot you receive from your local county clerk’s office.

For questions, contact the Korean Resource Center: 323.937.3718

Get Involved!

A group of community members and leaders meet monthly to become educated on the election and to instill a culture of sustained civic participation. Join us every third Thursday of each month for our Power Vote Precinct Leaders meetings 6:30 PM at KRC.

For more information, please contact KRC.

Propositions: No on 98, Yes on 99


Proposition 98


Proposition 99

is devastating for renters

Proposition 98 ends rent control and “just cause” eviction protections, including prohibitions on evicting senior & disabled tenants. It also ends affordable housing requirements for developers and many environmental protections, including habitat & wetlands preservation laws.

Why we OPPOSE Proposition 98

  • Ends rent control and will either add economic burdens to low-income working class families or force them to move out. Los Angeles has 626,600 rent-controlled residential units and if Prop 98 passes, more units will be affected than in any other city.
  • Ends inclusionary housing laws which require developers to construct affordable housing on part of their property. 1/3 of California cities and counties currently have inclusionary housing laws.
  • Ends tenant relocation benefits.
  • Increases the cost of and hinders development projects for the public use and benefit such as construction of roads, schools and parks, water projects, etc.


  • Prop. 99 is a counter ballot initiative to Prop. 98.
  • Prop. 99 will preserve rent control and affordable housing development. Prop 99 also makes important reforms to eminent domain in order to protect single family homes. In cases where a family has resided in a single family unit for more than a year, the government would not have the authority to transfer it for other public or private purposes.
  • Because Prop. 98 and Prop. 99 both address the issue of eminent domain, both cannot pass. If Prop. 99 receives more votes than Prop. 98, Prop. 99 will override and defeat Prop 98.

About KRC

Founded in 1983, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) works to empower the Korean American and immigrant communities through education, advocacy and grassroots organizing. Since 1996, KRC has coordinated a multi-faceted program providing a seamless path to full participation, registering over 10,000 voters, distributing 100,000 voter education materials, and mobilizing over 5,000 voters at every electoral season.

California Voter's Bill of Rights

You have the right to:

  1. VOTE IF YOU ARE IN LINE on Election Day when the polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Cal. Elec. Code §§ 14212 and 14401
  2. VOTE WITHOUT SHOWING IDENTIFICATION if you are eligible to vote and your name is on the election roster at the polling location, UNLESS you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide proper identification during registration. § 14216
  3. REQUEST ASSISTANCE OF YOUR CHOICE if you are physically disabled, unable to read or write English, or unable to mark the ballot. If you are physically disabled, and your polling place is inaccessible, you have the right to vote in a nearby accessible location. §§ 14282(c), 14282(a); 42 U.S.C. § 1973 et seq.
  4. TAKE TIME OFF TO VOTE if you do not have sufficient time to vote outside of working hours. You may take up to two hours to vote at the beginning or the end of your regular working hours without a loss of pay. § 14000(a)-(b)
  5. VOTE BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT if you are properly registered to vote, but your name is not listed in the precinct register. §§ 14217, 14310(a)
  6. VOTE IF YOU HAVE MOVED within the same county but have not yet re-registered at your new address. You can vote by a provisional ballot in the election precinct of your new residence, at the office of your county elections official or at a central location designated by your county elections official. § 14311(a)-(b)
  7. VOTE IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR NAME since you registered to vote. § 14218
  8. RECEIVE UP TO TWO REPLACEMENT BALLOTS if you make a mistake or “spoil” your ballot. § 14288
  9. VOTE WITHOUT BEING INTIMIDATED or photographed if you are within 100 feet of a polling place entrance. You have the right to cast a secret ballot free from intimidation. §§ 18541, 2300(a)(4)
  10. VOTE WITHOUT HAVING YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE CHALLENGED by anyone other than a poll worker. § 14240(a)-(b)
  11. VOTE IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY, but have completed your sentence, including any period of parole, after re-registering to vote. § 2101
  12. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT in person to any precinct in the county. §§ 2300(a)(7), 3017(a)
  13. BRING YOUR CHILD INTO THE VOTING BOOTH, if the child is under 18 years of age. § 14222
  14. RECEIVE KOREAN BALLOTS, instructions and other voting materials in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Cal. Elec. Code § 14201; 42 U.S.C. § 1973 et seq.; 67 Fed. Reg. 48,871

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE THIS BILL OF RIGHTS INTO THE VOTING BOOTH WITH YOU. If you feel your rights have been violated, please contact the Secretary of State Election Division at 1-800-345-VOTE or the Korean Resource Center at 323-937-3718. or click here

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