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LAUSD Board Approves Study Of Noncitizen Voting In District Elections


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The Los Angeles Unified School District will explore whether it’s possible to allow noncitizen parents to vote in school board elections.  Board members approved the formation of a study group to look into a “potential future ballot measure” granting this right. 

LAUSD doesn’t track citizenship status.  But one estimate says two out of five school-aged kids in Southern California have at least one non-citizen parent.

The study group is tasked with working out details like how to register non-citizens without disclosing their addresses to federal immigration enforcement authorities. They are to report back to the board in six months.

Implementation could be years off — and would first require a vote of the L.A. City Council.