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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

KAC first began conducting voter registration drives in the City of Los Angeles. Today, KAC operates the longest continuously running civic participation program in the Korean American community, dedicated to advocating for equal access and representation. KAC has assisted over 40,000 immigrants to become U.S. citizens and registered voters.

1

Determine Voting Eligibility: 

you must be 18 years or older and U.S. citizen

2

Complete a Voter Registration Form 

(Paper or Online)
To register online, click here. Paper forms are available at KAC, DMV, local libraries, and U.S. Post Office.

 

3

Learn about what’s on your ballot!

Look up what is on your ballot here.
Registered voters will receive sample ballots and information guides in their mail.

4

Decide your Voting Method: 

Vote using Vote by Mail (VBM)
All registered voters in California will receive their ballot in the mail for the November 2020 elections. Drop off your ballot any Vote Center or Drop-off Ballot Box. Once you mail in your ballot, you can track your ballot using ‘Where’s My Ballot?’

Vote early
Starting 10/30, all Vote Centers in Los Angeles County will open for safe in-person voting from 10AM – 7PM.
(Select Vote Centers may open beginning October 24)

Vote in-person at your local Vote Center
As of the March 2020 election, voters in Los Angeles County and Orange County may vote at any of the voting centers in their County. Vote in-person on Election Day, 11/3 from 7AM – 8PM.

Find out your Vote Center:

  • Calling (800) 345-VOTE (8683)
  • Online at lavote.net
  • By texting Vote to GOVOTE (468683)

What is the Easiest Way to Vote this Year?

Check your Voter Status:

1) To make sure you get your ballot, confirm your voter registration status here.

2) You can ensure a smooth voting experience by:

  • confirming your mailing address
  • signing up for ballot tracking notifications
Request a Replacement Ballot:
If you’d like to have your replacement ballot sent to your current address or temporary residence, check out lavote.netLast day to request a replacement ballot is 10/27.

*This is a one-time request and will not permanently change your voter registration.*
Request Large Font and Audio Proposition Pamphlet:
If you’d like to have your ballot in accessible formats like:
-large-print
-audio
-text of proposed laws

​check out the California Secretary of State website.

How to use the new vote machine

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KAC has worked tirelessly to promote the civil rights interests of Korean Americans for over 33 years. Our programs work to help our local communities and foster rising generations of business professionals, community advocates, students and civic leaders. The Korean American Coalition has advocated on behalf of the community since our establishment in 1983 and we continue to work on issues concerning civil rights and civic participation.

Voter Engagement Resources

Check out the November 2020 Easy Voter Guides!

The Easy Voter Guide is a helpful guide for new voters or long-time voters learn why to vote, how to vote, and what’s on the ballot this year! The guide is a 16-page nonpartisan resource to educate voters about ballot measures and election information. All 12 state-level measures are covered!

California Secretary of State's Voting Guide

Check out the CA’s Secretary of State’s extensive Voting Guide.

Looking for local Election information?

Check out Voter’s Edge to view in-depth information on your ballot this year!

In-Language Resources

California's Voter Hotline

California’s Secretary of State offers voting resources and assistance in 10 different languages.

  • (800) 345-VOTE (8683) – English
  • (800) 232-VOTA (8682) – español / Spanish
  • (800) 339-2857 – 中文 / Chinese
  • (888) 345-2692 – हिन्दी / Hindi
  • (800) 339-2865 – 日本語 / Japanese
  • (888) 345-4917 – ខ្មែរ / Khmer
  • (866) 575-1558 – 한국어 / Korean
  • (800) 339-2957 – Tagalog
  • (855) 345-3933 – ภาษาไทย / Thai
  • (800) 339-8163 – Việt ngữ / Vietnamese
  • (800) 833-8683 – TTY/TDD

In-language Resources for Voting in California

Check out KAVOTE.ORG

A non-partisan Task Force dedicated to collaborate and increase Korean American participation in the 2020 Census and the Elections, which are the pillars of civic engagement and democracy.

Check out nationwide resources for voter engagement and the 2020 Census!

US CITIZENSHIP

As part of enhancing political participation among Korean Americans, KAC provides Citizenship application, Green Card renewal, and other immigration services to applicable citizens at an affordable cost. Since 1983, KAC has assisted more than 40,000 people with their naturalization process and stands as one of the longest continuously running Korean American organizations to provide such services. Our immigration experts will provide step by step instructions to help obtain your American Citizenship.

Types of services that KAC offers are:

Citizenship (N-400)
Citizenship Fee Waiver (I-912)
Citizenship Application for Children 18 or under (N-600)
Green Card Renewal (I-90)
Citizenship Certificate (N-565)
If you wish to apply for U.S. Citizenship or Green Card renewal, please call us at (213) 365-5999 to receive pre-application documents and make an appointment.

1) Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. citizen

2) Prepare your form N-400 Application for Naturalization
Click here to download the N-400 Application

3) Collect necessary documents on document checklist
Click here to download the document checklist

4) Submit your form N-400 Application for Naturalization
Click here for submission instructions

6) Attend the USCIS interview 
USCIS will schedule an interview with you to complete the naturalization process once you have completed previous steps. 

7) Receive a Decision from USCIS 

8) Receive a Notice to Take the Oath of Allegiance 

9) Complete the Questionnaire on Form N-455

10) Take the Oath of Allegiance at the Naturalization Ceremony

11) Understanding U.S. Citizenship 
Click here the list of American rights and responsibilities