Training Information and Resources

The Secretary of State provides National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) resources and training materials for county elections officials, NVRA agency coordinators and NVRA agency staff. Elections officials and NVRA agencies can use these materials to train agencies in their county and their staff that provide public assistance or serve people with disabilities. The NVRA requires annual training of agency staff and training of new staff as they come on board. Follow the links below to find the appropriate training for your staff. The tools and resources included in these links, once reviewed, will satisfy the annual training requirements.

New and Noteworthy: 2019 NVRA Updates

 

  • Training and Resources for County Elections Officials
    • The Secretary of State provides National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) training materials for county elections officials. This training includes information related to Senate Bill 35, which codified many best practices across California. Elections officials use these materials to train other county officials that provide public assistance and/or serve people with disabilities.
  • Training and Resources for VRA Coordinators
    • The Secretary of State provides National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) training materials for voter registration agency (VRA) coordinators. These coordinators are tasked with ensuring compliance of the NVRA within their agency's offices/sites. This includes ordering/tracking of voter registration cards, annual training of staff, and coordination of NVRA responsibilities with their local county elections official. These training materials will help coordinators complete annual training and will satisfy the annual requirement under the NVRA.
  • Training and Resources for VRA Staff
    • The Secretary of State provides National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) training materials for VRA staff. These staff are office/site staff that assist participants with their agency's application, renewal, or change of address processes. The NVRA requires these staff to be trained annually on the procedures and requirements of the NVRA. These training materials will help satisfy the annual requirement under the NVRA.

  • Training and Resources for VRA (University and College and Others) Coordinators
    • The Secretary of State provides National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) training materials for VRA coordinators located at the offices serving students with disabilities at the University of California, California State University, and California Community College campuses, the Department of Social Services’ Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program, and the California Student Aid Commission. These coordinators are tasked with ensuring compliance of the NVRA within their agency's offices/sites. This includes ordering/tracking of voter registration cards, annual training of staff and coordination of NVRA responsibilities with their local county elections official. These training materials will help coordinators complete annual training and will help satisfy the annual requirement under the NVRA.

  • Training and Resources for VRA (University and College and Others) Staff
    • The Secretary of State provides National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) training materials for VRA staff at the offices serving students with disabilities at the University of California, California State University, and California Community College campuses, the Department of Social Services’ Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program, and the California Student Aid Commission. These staff are office/site staff that assist participants with their agency's application, renewal, or change of address processes. The NVRA requires these staff to be trained annually on the procedures and requirements of the NVRA. These training materials will help satisfy the annual requirement under the NVRA.