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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Vote in our Target Area Elections

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We are seeking voters in our target area election. Eight of our 24-member Board consists of democratically elected representatives of low-income residents and groups.

We need the participation of residents in the target areas to be served. Target Area representatives are an important source of information on conditions and problems of poverty. We can do our job better when we hear from you.

Board of Commissioners Nomination Information

Fresno EOC is governed by a twenty-four-member Board of Commissioners. One-third of the board consists of public officials, or their representatives, and one-third are elected members representing low-income persons. The remaining members are Business/Community Representatives. Their participation and involvement on the Board, its committees, and collaboration with community organizations, agencies, and groups are critical to Fresno EOC’s efforts. In addition, their ability to help in developing public and institutional understanding of and support for the programs—and the positive effects those programs can have on the community is very important. All board members serve on a voluntary basis.

Target Area Representatives

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is holding elections for Board Commissioner Representatives of low-income Target Areas B, C, F, & H, to serve for a two-year term commencing January 2023.

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To qualify, candidates must be 18 years or older, a resident of the target area, and neither an employee of Fresno EOC nor a member of the immediate family of an employee of Fresno EOC. Qualified candidates must be individuals that are responsible, professional and capable; of good character and reputation; sympathetic to the mission and objectives of Fresno EOC; will act as a representative of the poor; and can govern the affairs of the Agency consistent with its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Interested candidates must complete and submit an electronic Representative Nomination Form along with documentation of your age and residency. The form and documentations must be submitted/postmarked by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022, by mail to “Fresno EOC Target Area Nominations”, Post Office Box 992, Fresno, CA 93714, via email by 11:59 pm to elections@fresnoeoc.org or in person by 5:00 pm at 1920 Mariposa Street, Ste. 300 Fresno, CA 93721.


 

Community Sector Representatives

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is seeking qualified nominations for Board Commissioners representing the Community Sector. There are four (4) openings commencing January 2023 for a two-year term.

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Community Sector Commissioners are representatives of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, youth, education, social services, and/or multicultural organizations that can contribute or mobilize economic and human resources, ethnic and racial diversity and balance to the Commission as a whole, and is supportive of the mission and objectives of the Agency.

To qualify, the candidate must be 18 years or older, a resident of Fresno County, and neither an employee of Fresno EOC nor a member of the immediate family of an employee of Fresno EOC. Nominees must be individuals that are responsible, professional and capable; of good character and reputation; and have the understanding of and ability to perform board governance consistent with the agency’s Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.

Interested nominees must complete and submit the electronic Community Sector Nomination Form The form must be accompanied by a proof of age and a board-adopted resolution from the organization, agency, or group that is authorizing the nomination of the candidate. The resolution must be dated within 60 days of the due date and signed by an officer of the board other than nominee. If the organization is a public entity, a letter from an authorized official is required.  The form, documentation and resolution/letter must be submitted/postmarked by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022, by mail to “Fresno EOC Community Sector Representative Nominations”, Post Office Box 992, Fresno, CA  93714, via email by 11:59 pm to elections@fresnoeoc.org or in person by 4:00 pm at 1920 Mariposa Street, Ste. 300 Fresno, CA 93721.

Click here for Business/Community Sector Commissioner Nomination Form

Registering to vote

In order to vote in Fresno EOC Commissioner elections, you must first be registered as a Fresno EOC voter.

Note: this is a separate voter registration from federal, state, and/or local elections.

Fresno EOC County Target Area Map

Step 1

Identify your Target Area. View Target Area Map.

Step 2

Complete and submit a Voter Registration Form. Forms can be

Step 3 (If completed online, skip this step)

Return your registration form. Forms can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Fresno EOC
ATTN: Voter Registration
1920 Mariposa Street, Suite 300
Fresno, CA 93721

Forms can also be emailed to elections@fresnoeoc.org. If registering to vote in this year’s election, your application must be received by completing online, mailing, emailing, or hand-delivering the registration form by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

 

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER ON TIME

  • Registration Deadline: 5:00 pm, November 9, 2022

How to Vote

Step 1

Look for your ballot in the mail. Ballots will be mailed out to registered voters starting in October. You will only receive a ballot if your target area is up for vote.

Step 2

Complete and return your ballot either by mail or in person by December 1, 2022. You can drop off your ballot in the sealed, signed envelope at the Executive Office anytime between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. There is a locked ballot box in the front office from now until 5:00 pm, December 1, 2022 for drop-offs. Emails and faxes will not be accepted.

Mailing address and drop-off location:

Fresno EOC Executive Office
1920 Mariposa Street, Suite 300
Fresno, CA 93721

Completed ballots must be postmarked by December 1, 2022.
Ballots in signed, sealed return envelopes must be submitted in person before 5:00 pm on December 1, 2022.

 

The results of the 2021 election will be posted after December 14, 2022.

If you do not live in one of the target areas up for vote in this election, you can still register now. You will be sent a ballot in the next election.

 

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VOTE ON TIME

  • Ballot Return Deadline: postmarked or in-person by 5:00 pm, December 1, 2022

If you don’t think your ballot will arrive in time for you to complete it and return it, you can pick up a ballot in person at Fresno EOC Executive Office, 1920 Mariposa Street, Suite 300.​

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