County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

Elections Advisory Group

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Mission Statement

The Elections Advisory Group is committed to the vision of full-community participation in the electoral process so our representative government truly represents the community.

Origins: A Consent Decree

On May 25, 2004 the United States filed Complaint against San Benito County, the Registrar of Voters, and the Board of Supervisors. The Complaint alleged that the defendants had failed to provide accessible election-related information to Spanish-speaking voters.  Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-1a;  Section 302 of the Help America Vote Act, 42 U.S.C. § 15482

A Consent Decree was proposed, and on October 1, 2004, the County of San Benito agreed to comply with the terms, and established plans for complying with applicable provisions of federal law in the future. Therefore, the Registrar of Voters established an Elections Advisory Group to assist and inform a new bilingual program. The purpose of the group was three-fold:

  1. to determine how most effectively to provide election materials, information, and assistance to Spanish-speaking voters
  2. to fill any gaps in public awareness about the county’s bilingual election program
  3. to enlist participation from interested individuals and organizations that serve the local Spanish-speaking communit

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