Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee
On August 22, 2014, the California Secretary of State published California Secretary of State’s Guide to Creating a Local Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) providing guidance to counties on the formation of local VAAC committees. In cooperation with the San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities, The Registration & Elections Division founded the San Mateo County VAAC in 2015.
The San Mateo County VAAC presently has 9 members, some of whom represent agencies and organizations within San Mateo County. The VAAC holds quarterly meetings scheduled throughout 2016.
The VAAC encourages citizen participation and provides valuable information to the Registration & Elections Division on county-wide voting accessibility matters affecting seniors and individuals with disabilities. VAAC members have provided key input into our elections process. The San Mateo County VAAC has participated in reviewing Vote by Mail envelopes, researching alternative voting options, advocating for increased public transportation options during Election Day, and contributed on several other Registration & Elections Division initiatives.
Below you will find, a copy of California Secretary of State’s Guide to Creating a Local Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC), a VAAC application form and our VAAC implementation timeline. Please contact Anthony Suber of the Registration & Elections Division at (650) 312-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.