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Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee

Open application period is open until July 14, 2017

Position Description

The County Clerk is looking for volunteer committee members to serve on the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC), a county advisory committee of people with disabilities, people who are elderly, and people with experience in architectural accessibility.

The VAAC members advise the County Clerk on issues related to the accessibility of elections for voters with disabilities. They meet regularly in person to discuss upcoming elections, outreach efforts, accessibility guidelines and standards, pending legislation, and emerging technologies.

This is a volunteer committee. There is no pay, stipend, or reimbursement, for participation in the VAAC.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Be willing to serve from appointment through December 31, 2018.
  2. Be willing to attend meetings in-person at the County Clerk’s Office.
  3. Have advocacy, outreach, technology, and/or elections experience.
  4. Have understanding of barriers faced by voters with disabilities.

While committee membership is limited to appointment, all meetings are open to the public. All interested voters and advocates are welcome to attend and participate.

Thank you for your interest in the Santa Cruz County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC). To apply for appointment to the committee, please complete the following application. Applications may be submitted by sending an e-mail to vaac@votescount.com  or by mailing to Gail Pellerin, County Clerk 701 Ocean St., Room 210, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Deadline to apply is July 14, 2017.

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