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Vote-by-Mail request for District 1 school board starts today

Aaron Stella | July 14, 2014

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vote by mail LAUSD special election runoff 2014Starting today, residents of LA Unfied’s District 1, which covers much of south LA, stretching north to Hollywood, can apply for a Vote by Mail ballot for the Aug. 12 special election runoff for LA Unified’s open school board seat. (For an application, click here).

The election, between George McKenna, a retired school administrator and Alex Johnson, education aide to County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is expected to attract even less interest from voters than did the primary on June 3. In that election, which coincided with a statewide primary, only 13 percent of registered voters turned out to pick from a field of seven candidates.

The winner will take the board seat left vacant by the sudden death last year of longtime board member Marguerite LaMotte.

Applications for Vote by Mail ballots must be received by the City Clerk’s office no later than 5 pm August 5th. Once voters receive their ballots, they can be mailed in or walked into any polling place on election day.

California law gives all voters the option to register for a Vote by Mail ballot.

For more information, click here.

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