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.

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.


  • The next meeting of the VAAC:
    • Date: July 17, 2024
    • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Upcoming meetings of the VAAC:
    • September 18, 2024
    • November 20, 2024

Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Secretary of State's Office
Ryan Reece
(916) 695-1560


To subscribe to meeting notices, ask questions, or give comments, the committee can be reached at the VAAC email address, vaac@sos.ca.gov, or by postal mail at

1500 11th Street, 5th Floor 
Sacramento, CA 95814 


Committee Responsibilities

The VAAC is responsible under law for a number of objectives. VAAC members lead working groups in order to complete projects that accomplish committee goals. For more information about a project or working group, or to learn about how you can get involved, email vaac@sos.ca.gov.

The VAAC is responsible for working on:

  • Guidelines for reaching voters with disabilities
  • Recommendations for improving the availability and accessibility of election materials
  • Distribution of public service announcements
  • Recommendations about web accessibility
  • Promoting the voter hotlines
  • Promoting the state and local library services for voters with disabilities
  • Recommendations for improving access and participation
  • Promotion of plain language and alternative formats
  • Recommendations for poll worker training

County Toolkit

County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee Toolkit (PDF)

This toolkit offers guidelines and practices to help county elections offices establish a VAAC and create a meaningful and helpful role for it to serve voters with specific needs in your community.