On August 22, 2014, the California Secretary of State published providing guidance to counties on the formation of local VAAC committees. In cooperation with the San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities, The Registration & Elections Division founded the San Mateo County VAAC in 2015.
The San Mateo County VAAC members represent agencies and organizations within San Mateo County. The VAAC holds quarterly meetings scheduled throughout 2017.
The California State Language Accessibility Advisory Committee was established in 2016 to advise the Secretary of State on the accessibility of elections and election materials to non-English preference voters. Chief Elections Officer Mark Church established the San Mateo County Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) in 2017.
You can play a bigger role in your community by renting out your home garage, clubhouse, hall, or any other facility suitable as a polling place on Election Day.
Your space will help bring the polls closer to the citizens in your community, giving them a nearby, accessible location to cast their ballot.
If you are offering your garage, please know that it must hold three or more cars in order to accommodate the voting equipment, Precinct Board and the voters.
A Journey Through Elections
We try our best to describe how elections work, but sometimes words just aren’t enough. On this page, we’re going to try something a little different. To give you a behind-the-scenes look at the process, we’ve photographed every step. From preparing for the election to Election Day and beyond, you’ll see what we do and how we do it. Follow our progress step-by-step in the sections below. Sit back, relax and enjoy your journey through the world of elections!