County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC)

As a committee under the Elections Department, 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 Elections Department as to how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately. The County’s VAAC members have been influential in assisting with numerous projects, including the production of Election Administration Plan (EAP) for the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) Guidelines. They have helped raise awareness of disability issues through their community involvement and production of the Poll Worker Accessibility Training.

VAAC Meetings

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm through Zoom. The next scheduled meeting will be on January 25, 2022. The meetings are held in English (with Spanish translation on standby) and with Sign Language Interpretation (Spanish must be requested in advance).

Zoom information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87810253562?pwd=NllLcGdRcG9iMXpsVVNQcEx4NWhuQT09

  • Meeting at 6:00PM
  • Meeting ID: 878 1025 3562
  • Passcode: 581504
  • 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: sbcvote@cosb.us. Also, please feel free to reach out to our partner Disability Rights of California at (888) 569-7955.

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Meeting DateAgendasMinutes
January 25, 2022January 25, 2022 Agenda
December 28, 2021December 28, 2021 AgendaDecember 28, 2021 Minutes

VAAC Information Guides

For information on the Secretary of State’s VAAC Committee visit: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/vaac

Secretary of State Guide (English): https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/pdfs/guide-create-local-vaac.pdf

Disability Rights of California Guide (English): https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/system/files/file-attachments/559401.pdf  

San Benito County Guide (Spanish): in progress

Accessible Voting for Citizens with Disabilities

The Elections Department strives to provide Vote Centers that are accessible to the elderly and voters with disabilities. If a Vote Center does not meet accessibility guidelines, call (877) 777-4017 to receive information on alternative methods of voting. For more information, please visit our Accessible Voting webpage.

For the Secretary of State’s accessibility assistance line call (800) 345-8683 or visit https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voters-disabilities

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