Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC)

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As a committee under the Secretary of State, the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) is responsible for making recommendations for improving access to voting and election materials.

An informal VAAC has met with the Secretary of State’s office on a regular basis since 2005. In 2015, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 683, which establishes the VAAC as a formal advisory committee to the Secretary of State consisting of members to be appointed by the Secretary.

The VAAC is designed to advise, assist, and provide recommendations to the Secretary of State's office as to how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately. The State's VAAC members have been influential in assisting with numerous projects, including the production of Polling Place Accessibility Guidelines. They have helped raise awareness of disability issues through their involvement in the development of the Voter Accessibility Survey and production of the Polling Place Accessibility Surveyor Training Videos.

For questions about the VAAC or to subscribe to meeting notices, please send an email to vaac@sos.ca.gov.

2017 Meeting Calendar

(Subject to Change)

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.

Call for Members

Open application period: February 13, 2017, through March 1, 2017.

The Secretary of State is looking for volunteer committee members.

For more information, and to apply, please download this VAAC Member Application (PDF).

Meeting Dates, Notices, and Agendas

Committee Members

Contact:

  • Jonathan Ivy
  • Language and Accessibility Coordinator
  • Elections Division
  • Secretary of State's Office
  • 1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
  • Sacramento, CA. 95814
  • jonathan.ivy@sos.ca.gov
  • (916) 695-1581