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Youth Voting Involvement Association

Voting Involvement Association Nonprofit (VIAN)

 Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2017

President Albert Wen called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm

Albert W. (President)
Brenda C. (Secretary)

Veronica M. (Treasurer)

Eva C. (Vice President)

James C. (Event Coordinator)

Howard X., Shannon Z. (Magazine Co-Editor in Chief)

Jason W. (Member)
Kristy C., Jessica C. (Parent)
Jun Z. (IBM, Adult Supervisor)

Melinda C. (Senior Treasurer)

​Alex W. (Consultant)


Speaker: Gang Chen

Door to door campaign is effective to put your face out into the community

An effective way to register people is through the snowball effect - register friends, and have them register people they know.

Senior Treasurer: Melinda C.

SB450 (Voter's Choice Act) Briefing: Alex W. 

In 2018, OC will implement voting centres where voters can select any centre to vote at rather than the current system of precincts.

Each voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot, and voting will be done electronically.

There will be same day registration, where they can register and vote on the same day without having to wait. 

Early Voting: Some voting polls open 10 days before the election day, and all will be open 4 days before election day.

There will be security protocols to prevent voter fraud due to the use of electronics.

Post-Election Activities

Focus on Voter Education


  • Boba
  • Scribd


Task Division:

  • Summarise people involved (Veronica)
  • Policies and proposed bills (Eva)
  • Local political problems (James, Brenda)
  • How to get involved in our community (Howard)

Pictures must be taken by searching for ‘creative commons'

Deadline: First Draft by end of 4-day weekend

We will be using Google Hangouts as our messaging system. Please reply to the Hangouts invitation Albert sent out. If you haven't recieved an invitation, please email Albert for an invitation. Emails are also a main way of communication. Please check them regularly.

Board Member Attendance

Board member attendance will be revised. As of now, please continue to follow these guidelines:

Board members are allowed to miss 3 consecutive board meetings.

If you are not going to be present at the meeting, you must email ahead of time with a legitimate reason, which, if the reason makes  sense, will excuse you.

If you are not present at the meeting, the meeting minutes must be viewed. Then you must offer opinions about the meeting.

For far away members, VIAN is considering using webcams to communicate.

If you have to leave early, you must stay for a minimum of 30 minutes.

If members miss 3 or more consecutive meetings, there will be chances to redeem themselves and to become a board member again.

Board members that are located in a different county are allowed an exception, but attendance is still important.

The next meeting  on Monday, February 20th, 2017. The time is undecided and is subject to change, as is the day. Please be aware of updates.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Last Updated: 2/17/2017