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Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) was established in 2006 to assist the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in implementing innovative strategies, as well as improving accessibility and participation in the election process for individuals within the full spectrum of disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Attend VAAC meeting every other month. Meetings will be available by telephone conference line but participants are strongly encouraged to attend at least half of the meetings in person.
  • Provide advice to overcome polling place accessibility barriers.
  • Make recommendations to the department's website and educational material relative to accessibility.
  • Assist in surveying polling place accessibility.
  • Make recommendations related to pollworker training materials and class content.
  • Make recommendations on conducting outreach to the disability community.

Membership

The committee is comprised of representatives from:

  • California Council of the Blind
  • California Individual Living Center
  • City of Whittier
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Disability
  • Disability Rights California
  • Disabled Resources Center, Inc.
  • Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
  • California Department of Rehabilitation
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • The Center for Disability Studies and Community Inclusion (USC)
  • Westside Center for Independent Living
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