On Election Day 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) operated its own Voter Hotline to assist Korean American voters in New York and New Jersey. Today alone, KACE resolved a total of 79 inquiries on a various topics related to voting, from 6AM when polls opened in the two states. The most common questions today were on the poll site location and registration status confirmation. It seems that the surge in […]

On October 17th, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, KACE hosted a “Meet the Candidate” with Josh Gottheimer for Congress, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Anticipated to be the most competitive and the most expensive congressional district race of 2016, roughly 70% of voters in NJ-5 reside in Bergen County and is the second most Korean American voter population in New Jersey. According to the New […]

On October 11th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) ran a voter registration drive at New York University with several civic-minded Korean American students. Within the span of 4 hours, we assisted over 50 students register to vote for the first-time, as well as resolving over 70 inquiries on voting. Many of the inquiries were on the confusion over the address and vote-by-mail application–common questions among college students. “Even though we […]

On September 27th, 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) coordinated voter registration drives with Korean American students across the country, as part of the 2016 National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Through this national campaign, KACE was able to assist over 250 first-time voters to register on campus, in time for this year’s upcoming presidential election. The student organizations who participated in the 2016 National Voter Registration Day under KACE’s college […]

Nassau County is one of the areas with ever-growing Korean American population. During the past general election in November 2015, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) filed a complaint to the Nassau County Board of Elections on behalf of Korean American voters who encountered unprofessional behavior at one of the poll sites, and has received an official response. The poll site called into question was located in Great Neck. Voters experienced difficulty […]

On June 14th. 2015, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) conducted the 8080 Campaign at the New York Folk Festival for Children in Cunningham Park, Queens. The event was hosted and organized by the Wonkwang Community Service Center. Staffs and high school interns of KACE asked the attendees of the festival for voter registration and distributed campaign pamphlets to promote awareness about voter participation. Councilman Peter Koo stopped by KACE’s booth and […]

From left: President Dongchan Kim, Coordinators Sungkwan Jang & Karin Yoo, Director Wonseok Song (Credit: Reporter Jinsoo Lee, Korea Times)

From left: President Dongchan Kim, Coordinators Sungkwan Jang & Karin Yoo, Director Wonseok Song (Credit: Reporter Jinsoo Lee, Korea Times)

On October 14th, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) hosted a press conference in Hackensack, NJ to present its annual analysis of the New Jersey Korean American Voter Data and 2014 NJ Election Guide.

The data on the Korean American voters’ demographics were based on the database provided by the New Jersey Divison of Elections, as updated in August, 2014. Through an algorithm developed by KACE, the complied data were analyzed by the county, party affiliation, age, and congressional and state assembly districts. According to this year’s analysis, there are 5,535 more Korean American voters registered this year, compared to last year’s data. Though, the Korean American community’s registration rate of 44.8% and turnout rate of 21% are considerably lower than their statewide counterparts (61% and 39.4%, respectively) and thus, KACE encourages all Korean American voters to cast their vote on the upcoming general elections in November 4th. A barometer of Korean American’s civic engagement, the Korean American Voter Data Analysis has been published annaully by KACE since 1996 in Korean American-heavy areas in New York and New Jersey. (To download the 2014 NJ Korean American Voter Data Analysis, click here. Available in Korean only.)

Further announced today was the 2014 NJ Voters Guide, similarly published every year to help Korean American voters be better informed of the elections and candidates. This 40-page booklet features detailed information on KACE, voter registration, mail-by-vote ballot, poll site location and hours, and all candidates (including the House of Representatives, Senate, Bergen and Passaic Counties, Mayors, City Councils, and Board of Education) in Korean. (To download the 2014 NJ Election Guide, click here. Available in Korean only.)

Moreover, KACE operates Election Hotline to assist Korean American voters with all and any concerns and complaints that may arise at poll sites. The Hotline can be reached at 347-766-5223 and will be open from 6AM through 8PM on the Election Day.

For more information, please contact KACE at 718) 961-447 (NY), or 201) 488-4201 (NJ).

On October 14th, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) hosted a press conference in Hackensack, NJ to present its annual analysis of the New Jersey Korean American Voter Data and 2014 NJ Election Guide. The data on the Korean American voters’ demographics were based on the database provided by the New Jersey Divison of Elections, as updated in August, 2014. Through an algorithm developed by KACE, the complied data were analyzed […]

On June 22nd, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) held its 8080 Campaign and petition drive for the passage of Partner with Korea Act (HR 1812), at the New York Promise Church. In the midst of excitement caused by the World Cup match, KACE was able to get 45 signatures for the petition and 3 new voter registrations. If you wish to register to vote or participate in our [8080 Campaign], […]

On June 7th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) carried out voter registration drive and voting advocacy campaign at the Eurasian Multicultural Festival in Murray Hill, New York.The festival was hosted by the Korean Restaurant Street Merchant Prosperity Association and Korean American Association of Queens under supervision of New York Ilbo. The KACE interns and staffs walked through the block where the festival was held to conduct the campaign. KACE received […]

On June 3rd, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) opened an election hotline for New Jersey Primary. This year’s primary election did not garner as much attention from the Korean American community as last year’s, accounting for low number of calls. A low voter turnout is also likely. KACE received a total of 10 phone calls. They were mainly from first-time voters, or voters enlisted in another political party other […]

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