Voters in Participating Counties
Local voters play a critical role in the shift to the new voting process. For instance, you can recommend where vote centers and ballot dropboxes should be located and help county officials learn how best to reach your community with news of the change.
Here are several opportunities to get involved:
- Serve on an advisory committee Each county participating in a the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) has a Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) and a Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC). The LAAC advises election officials to help ensure that all voters can understand the voting process, regardless of their English proficiency. The VAAC advises election officials on how to ensure voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately. Both committees are comprised of local residents who represent or work with the relevant communities and other experts who can advise the county. If you are interested in serving on your county’s LAAC or VAAC, please contact your county’s election administrator or let us know and we can help connect you.
- Participate in planning meetings Each county shifting to the new voting process will hold public input meetings where you can weigh in on key decisions such as where vote centers should be placed. Most county elections offices will advertise meeting dates on their websites. The VCC also tracks meeting in each county here. If you join your local VCC hub, we will send you notices of upcoming meetings in your community.
- Submit comments and other feedback to your county You can submit input directly to your county election administrator by calling their office, sending an email, or using a comment form on their website.
- Join your local VCC hub Each participating county is supported by a Voter’s Choice California hub. The hubs work with election officials and community leaders to prepare for the changes ahead and keep local voters informed. We encourage all interested parties to connect with a hub here.
- Help voters in your community prepare for the Voter’s Choice Act We soon will provide detailed suggestions for how you can educate voters in your community about the changes ahead. Receive updates here.
- Vote — and tell us about it 2018 will be an exciting year. Don’t miss the chance to be a voter in California’s first ever Voter’s Choice elections. Your participation and experiences will help the state understand how to improve the system in your county and others in future years. Contact us, tweet us @VotersChoiceCA or using the hashtag #VotersChoice.