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
4:00pm – Language Accessibility Workshop
Register to attend the Language Accessibility Workshop at:
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.
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.
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.
VOTING ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (VAAC)
As a committee under the Registrar of Voters, the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) is responsible for making recommendations for improving access to voting and election materials and is designed to advise, assist, and provide recommendations to the Registrar of Voter’s office as to how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately.
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 VAAC!
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 disabilities.
The next meeting of the Madera County VAAC:
Date: September 14, 2020
Location: This meeting will be held utilizing Zoom Video Conferencing. Please contact the elections office at (800) 435-0509 or by email at email@example.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 St, Madera
For more information, to ask questions, or give comments, the committee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by postal mail at:
Madera County VAAC
200 W. 4th Street
Madera CA 93637
Click this link for the VAAC Member Roster 2019-2020
The VAAC is responsible for working on:
- Reaching out to voters with disabilities, seniors and veterans
- Recommendations for improving the availability and accessibility of election materials
- Recommendations for improving voter education and outreach
- Recommendations about web accessibility
- Recommendations for improving access and participation
- Promotion of plain language and alternative formats
- Recommendations for poll worker training
The Madera County VAAC accepts applications throughout the year.
If you would like to apply to become a member, click the links below and complete the application.
Completed applications can be mailed to the address shown or can be emailed to: email@example.com.
For more information about a project or working group, or to learn about how you can get involved, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Voting Accessibility Workshop was held on:
October 3, 2018
Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) Workshop
Madera County Main Library – Galloway Room
121 N. G Street, Madera
3:30pm to 5:30pm
May 2, 2018
Madera County Government Center
200 W. 4th Street, Madera
4pm to 6pm