Interim City Clerk Holly Wolcott reminds residents they must register by Monday, July 28, in order to be able to vote in the Aug. 12, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board District 1 special runoff election between candidates George Mckenna and Alex Johnson. To be eligible to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years old by election day, and live within LAUSD, Board District 1. Registered voters who have moved or changed their names since the last election must re-register to vote.

Voter registration is handled by the Office of the California Secretary of State. You can register to vote from the following sources:

· Contact the office of the California Secretary of State. Complete your registration online at http://registertovote.ca.gov/.

· Contact the office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s (RR/CC) by visiting their website at www.lavote.net or email them voterinfo@rrcc.lacounty.gov. You can also call them at toll-free at (800) 481-VOTE or direct at (562) 466-1310, or register in person at the RR/CC Office at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk.

· Voter registration forms may be available at the public counter of most Los Angeles City and County buildings, libraries, fire stations, post offices, and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices.

The official sample ballot for the election (available in English and the eight Federally-mandated languages of Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese) is available on the election division’s website at http://clerk.lacity.org/Elections/ under the “Polling Place and Official Sample Ballot Look Up” link. Copies of the official sample ballot are also available by contacting the city clerk’s office by Aug. 9.

For further information or assistance call (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000.