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    Attend our Zoom Video Conferencing workshops where you can get more information, ask questions and PLAN TO VOTE!

    WHEN & WHERE

    When:  Friday, October 16, 2020

    3:00pm – Voting Accessibility Workshop

    Click Here to Register for the Disability Accessibility Workshop

     

    4:00pm – Language Accessibility Workshop

    Register to attend the Language Accessibility Workshop at:

    Click Here to Register for the Language Accessibility Workshop

     

    In accordance with State Guidelines the workshops will be held using Zoom Video Conferencing.  Register to attend at the links provided above.  Additionally, participants can register by contacting the Madera County Voter Hotline at (800) 435-0509.

     

    WHO?

    All interested parties are welcome to attend.  Representatives from the Madera County Registrar of Voters’ Office will be online to provide information and answer any questions about the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election.

     

    WHY?

    The workshops are being held to focus on the accessibility aspects of the Voter’s Choice Act. During the first workshop election officials will focus on the many disability accessibility features available to voters.   During the second workshop election officials will provide language accessibility information. Election officials fluent in Spanish and Punjabi will be on hand to answer questions and provide extensive information to the public.

     

    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.

     

    Staff from the Registrar of Voters office at the Business Extravaganza held June 13, 2019 performing Outreach and Education for Madera’s new Voting Model and new Voting System coupled with recruiting new members to the LAAC!biz extrav small pick


    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:   September 23, 2020

    Time:    4:00 pm

    Location: This meeting will be held utilizing Zoom Video Conferencing.  Please contact the elections office at (800) 435-0509 or by email at electionsinfo@maderacounty.com to obtain meeting log-in information.  Physical attendance at this meeting is prohibited in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order.

    • County Government Center
    • 200 W. 4th Street, Madera

    LAAC Agenda – September 23, 2020

     

     

    Previous Meetings

    LAAC Agenda – February 7, 2020

    LAAC Agenda – October 22, 2019

    LAAC Agenda – September 10, 2018

    LAAC Meeting Minutes – September 10, 2018

     

    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

    Click this link for the current LAAC 2019-2020 Roster

    LAAC Member Roster 2017-2018

     

     

    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

     

    Applications

    The Madera County LAAC accepts applications throughout the year.
    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.

     

    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.

     


     

    Documents:

    Punjabi Radio Public Service Announcement

    A Spanish Language Workshop was held on:

    April 22, 2018
    Pan American Community Center
    703 Sherwood Way, Madera
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    LAAC Workshop – English
    LAAC Workshop – Spanish

    Notice of LAAC Meeting – August 13, 2018

    LAAC Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2018

    LAAC Agenda January 24, 2018

    Public Consultation Meeting Minutes Language Community December 29, 2017

    Notice of LAAC meeting January 24, 2018

    LAAC/VAAC Formation Press Release

    LAAC Meeting Minutes August 9, 2017 Formation

    LAAC Formation Agenda

    Agenda Formación LAAC en Español

    LAAC Presentation

    Presentación LAAC en Español