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    LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LAAC)

     

    As a committee under the Registrar of Voters, the Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) is responsible for making recommendations for improving election materials, polling places, websites, voter materials and election procedures for voters with limited proficiency in English.

    LAAC/VAAC Formation Press Release

     

    At the formation meeting held on August 9, 2017, the following presentation was provided:

    LAAC Formation Agenda

    Agenda Formación LAAC en Español

    LAAC Presentation

    Presentación LAAC en Español

     

    The Madera County LAAC is currently in formation.
    If you would like to apply to become a member, click the links below and complete the application.

    LAAC Application

    Aplicación LAAC en Español

    Completed applications can be mailed to the address shown or can be emailed to: electionsinfo@co.madera.ca.gov.

     

    Meetings

    Meetings are held at least twice a year and more often as necessary prior to an election.  Meetings are structured to provide a forum where community members can provide advice that contributes to the Registrar of Voter’s decision making process.

    Meetings will be open to the public and members of the public will have opportunity to make oral statements during those meetings.  All meetings are accessible to voters with limited proficiency in English and translators are on site to provide assistance in Spanish, as needed.

     

    The next meeting of the Madera County LAAC:

    Date:   TBA

    Time:   TBA

    Location:

    • County Government Center
    • (Room to be determined)
    • 200 W. 4th Street
    • Madera,  CA  93637

     

    Contact

    For more information, to ask questions, or give comments, the committee can be reached at electionsinfo@co.madera.ca.gov, or by postal mail at:

    Madera County LAAC
    200 W. 4th Street
    Madera  CA  93637

     

    Current Members

    Once the committee has been formed, a list of members shall appear here.

     

    Committee Responsibilities

    The LAAC is responsible for working on:

    • Recommendations for reaching out to individuals and organizations that serve voters with limited proficiency in English
    • Recommendations for improving access and participation in elections by voters with limited proficiency in English
    • Recommendations for improving access and availability of election materials in required languages
    • Assisting in disseminating information to limited English proficiency communities
    • Assisting in the development of more accessible, plain language voting materials
    • Assisting in the recruitment and retention of Bilingual poll workers

     

    For more information about a project or working group, or to learn about how you can get involved, email us at: electionsinfo@co.madera.ca.gov.