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Melvoin, Gonez ahead in mail-in balloting

LA School Report | May 16, 2017

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The first election results in the LA Unified school board race are in, for mail-in ballots.

Nick Melvoin leads Steve Zimmer, 60 percent to 40 percent.

Kelly Gonez leads Imelda Padilla, 52 percent to 48 percent.

Going into Tuesday, 116,817 of the 866,567 ballots issued had been mailed in and processed, or 13.5 percent. That could possibly constitute more than half of the turnout, using the March primary as a comparison. About 21 percent of the city’s eligible voters cast ballots in the primary.

In District 4, there are 451,676 registered voters, the most of the seven school board districts, according to the LA city clerk. In District 6, there are 297,424 registered voters.

Stay tuned to LA School Report for updates and you can follow election results here.

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