Would Maria Bamford or Jay Duplass get you to vote in your neighborhood council election?

The members of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council sure hope so. The council, one of several Eastside councils that are holding elections this coming Saturday, created a get-out-the-vote-video featuring appearances by two neighborhood celebrities: comedian Maria Bamford and producer/actor Jay Duplass.

Eagle Rock board member Miry Whitehill said she hopes the video “encourages other neighborhood councils to get creative in promoting their elections, too.”

In addition to Eagle Rock, voters in Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, El Sereno, Hermon, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Lincoln Heights Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills and Mount Washington will be able to vote in their neighborhood council elections on Saturday, May 21. Polling places will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council (Hermon, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington)

  • Polling Place: Ramona Hall Community Center, 4580 N. Figueroa St.
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Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council

  • Polling Place: Boyle Heights City Hall, 2130 E. First Street
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Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

  • Polling Place:Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd
  • Candidate Info

Glassell Park Neighborhood Council

  • Polling Place: Glassell Park Community Center, 3750 N. Verdugo Road
  • Candidate Info

Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

  • Polling Place: Cypress Park Rec Center, 2630 Pepper Ave
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Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

  • Polling Place: Highland Park Senior Center, 6152 N. Figueroa St
  • Candidate Info

LA-32 (El Sereno) Neighborhood Council

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council

  • Polling Place: Lincoln Hts Sr. Citizen Center, 2323 Workman St
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  1. Maria sounds and looks seriously impaired.

  2. The rudest, most awful filming people I’ve ever dealt with were for a Netflix production called Lady Dynamite. I googled it and it premiers tomorrow and Maria Bamford is the star. I know it’s not her fault but now I can’t stand her at all because of the negative association.

  3. Edited to add: the knockoff Portlandia score and Maria Bamford’s grating ‘comedy’ ruined what was otherwise a charming little video.

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