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:
- Providing expertise on language accessibility issues.
- Promoting language accessibility initiatives.
- Responding to the Departments questions regarding language
For information on the Secretary of State’s LAAC Committee visit: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/laac
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/voter-hotlines
Meeting Agenda and Minutes
|March 28, 2023|
|October 25, 2022||October 25, 2022 Agenda|
|September 27, 2022||September 27, 2022 Agenda||September 27, 2022 Minutes|
|August 30, 2022||August 30, 2022 Agenda||August 30, 2022 Minutes|
|July 26, 2022||July 26, 2022 Agenda||July 26, 2022 Minutes|
|June 28, 2022||June 28, 2022 Agenda||June 28, 2022 Minutes|
|May 24, 2022||May 24, 2022 Agenda||May 24, 2022 Minutes|
|April 26, 2022||April 26, 2022 Agenda||April 26, 2022 Minutes|
|March 29, 2022||March 29, 2022 Agenda||March 29, 2022 Minutes|
|February 22, 2022||February 22, 2022 Agenda||February 22, 2022 Minutes|
|January 25, 2022||January 25, 2022 Agenda||January 25, 2022 Minutes|
|December 28, 2021||December 28, 2021 Agenda||December 28, 2021 Minutes|
LAAC Information Guides
Secretary of State Guide (English): https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/laac/guide-create-local-laac.pdf
San Benito County Guide (Spanish): in progress