Yolo County Elections is Establishing a Voters Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) and Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Yolo County Elections Office invites members of the public to participate and represent Yolo County voters in the creation and establishment of the Yolo County Voters Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) and the Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC). All interested parties are encouraged to attend the virtual meetings on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

Local VAAC and LAACs can benefit our county in many ways:

  • A VAAC can provide a forum for those who represent persons with disabilities and seniors to discuss issues they encounter in the voting process. VAAC members can recommend accessibility improvements to voting locations, websites, voter materials, and county election procedures.
  • A LAAC can advise and assist with implementation of federal and state laws relating to access to the electoral process by voters with limited English proficiency, so that all persons who vote can understand the voting process. LAAC members can provide recommendations on identifying and prioritizing activities, programs, and policies to ensure every voter has equal access to vote.

“I am committed to ensuring equal access to election information, materials and voting rights. The establishment of a VAAC and LAAC is a critical step to ensuring equity within that process for all voters within our community,” stated Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

Virtual Meeting Information

  • VAAC – Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • LAAC – Thursday, August 26, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Zoom Meeting Information (same link for both VAAC and LAAC meetings): https://yolocounty.zoom.us/j/89536960754; (408) 638-0968, (669) 900 6833
  • For more information contact María D. Coronel, [email protected], (530) 666-8136 or the Yolo County Elections Office: [email protected], (530) 666-8133.

We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about the upcoming election and live election night results.

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