County of San Benito, County Clerk & Recorder

Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)

The Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) was established to advise the Elections Department on issues related to language accessibility of elections and election materials. The mission of the LAAC is to advise and assist the Elections Department with implementation of federal and state laws relating to access of the electoral process by low English proficiency (LEP) voters, so that all voters can understand the voting process.

The LAAC also provides recommendations identifying and prioritizing activities, programs, and policies to ensure every voter has equal access to the ballot.

The responsibilities of the committee include:

  1. Providing expertise on language accessibility issues.
  2. Promoting language accessibility initiatives.
  3. Responding to the Departments questions regarding language

For information on the Secretary of State’s LAAC Committee visit:

LAAC Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly on the last Tuesday of the every third month at 4:00pm through Zoom. The next scheduled meeting will be on March 28, 2023. Other meetings in 2023 will be June 27, September 26 and December 19. The meetings are held in English (with Spanish translation on standby) and Sign Language Interpretation (English or Spanish) must be requested in advance.

Zoom information:

  • Meeting at 4:00PM
  • Meeting ID: 867 1001 1446
  • Passcode: 747435
  • Phone: (408) 638-0968 US (San Jose)

Additional meeting dates, times, and locations will be determined by the committee. 

For more information, please call toll free: (877) 777-4017 or email: Also, please feel free to reach out to our partner San Benito County LULAC Council #2890 (831) 665-2685.  

For the Secretary of State’s language assistance line in Spanish call (800) 232-8682, all other languages visit:

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Meeting DateAgendasMinutes
March 28, 2023
October 25, 2022October 25, 2022 Agenda
September 27, 2022September 27, 2022 AgendaSeptember 27, 2022 Minutes
August 30, 2022August 30, 2022 AgendaAugust 30, 2022 Minutes
July 26, 2022July 26, 2022 AgendaJuly 26, 2022 Minutes
June 28, 2022June 28, 2022 AgendaJune 28, 2022 Minutes
May 24, 2022May 24, 2022 AgendaMay 24, 2022 Minutes
April 26, 2022April 26, 2022 AgendaApril 26, 2022 Minutes
March 29, 2022March 29, 2022 AgendaMarch 29, 2022 Minutes
February 22, 2022February 22, 2022 AgendaFebruary 22, 2022 Minutes
January 25, 2022January 25, 2022 AgendaJanuary 25, 2022 Minutes
December 28, 2021December 28, 2021 AgendaDecember 28, 2021 Minutes

LAAC Information Guides

Secretary of State Guide (English):

San Benito County Guide (Spanish): in progress


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