Frequently Asked Questions

When is Election Day?

Election Day is Tuesday, May 16th.

How can I register to vote?

The last day to register to vote for this election is May 2nd. Register to vote at

You can also sign up to receive a mail-in ballot at

What does the school board do?

The school board oversees the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and its 900 traditional public schools and nearly 200 charter schools. More than 640,000 students attend LAUSD schools, making it the second largest school district in the nation. Seven school board members represent the diverse communities of Los Angeles and neighboring cities.

How long is a school board member’s term?

Terms are typically four years. Because of a change in city and school board election timing (these elections will in November of even years in the future), those elected in 2017 will serve a five-and-a-half year term.

Is it a full-time, paid position?

Yes, but no. School board members designate whether they are full-time or part-time; if they earn any money elsewhere (e.g. teaching or consulting) then they are paid a “part-time” salary. But all seven board members have the same, full-time, responsibilities regardless of how they are compensated. School board members are expected to be working full-time.

What areas does the 4th Board District represent?

The fourth district includes Brentwood, Del Rey, East Hollywood, Encino, Hollywood, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Tarzana, Topanga, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westwood, Woodland Hills and Venice.

What are the key issues in the election?

To learn more about Nick’s positions on the key issues facing the school board, click the issues tab.

Can we donate to your campaign?

Yes (if you are a US citizen)! The maximum contribution allowed per person is $1,100. Click “donate” above to donate. Or, please send a check payable to "Nick Melvoin for School Board 2017" to Nick Melvoin for School Board, 149 S. Barrington Ave, #420, Los Angeles, CA 90049. And please include employer and occupation for reporting purposes. Thank you!

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