Dear LAUSD Families & Staff,
I am writing to share information about Los Angeles’ upcoming neighborhood council elections. Neighborhood councils are part of the City government. Its board members are public officials who are elected by members of the community for two or four-year terms. 14 of the 21 neighborhood councils within the boundaries of LAUSD Board District 3 are hosting elections this spring.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person voting. Stakeholders of a given neighborhood council must request a vote-by-mail ballot.
Participation is open to those who live, work, or own property or a business within a neighborhood council’s boundaries, as well as to “community interest stakeholders,” such as parents/students of local schools, and members of local service and religious organizations.
The minimum age to vote is 16, so yes, many of our high school students will be eligible to participate. Citizenship status does not inform voting eligibility; participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated.
Once you’ve identified your neighborhood council(s), please reference the attachment for your election date, and important vote-by-mail deadlines. Ballots are postage-paid and may be returned by mail. Beginning the Friday before your election, you may also use one of the designated dropboxes; see attached for locations.
Lastly, to learn more about the candidates on the ballot, you may visit: https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/NCElection/nccandidates
If you have any questions, please email Clerk.ElectionsNC@LAcity.org or call (213) 978-0444.
Scott M. Schmerelson
LAUSD Board Member, Board District 3