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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Elections Office Seeks Input from Voters with Disabilities and Voters who are Bilingual

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The Humboldt County Office of Elections is seeking input from Humboldt County voters with disabilities and bilingual or non-English speaking voters.

The County of Humboldt will soon be transitioning to the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) elections format. Approved by California lawmakers in 2016, and established by Senate Bill 450, the VCA expands voters’ options for how, when and where they cast their ballots.

To ensure all Humboldt County voters are provided with equitable service when the VCA is implemented, the Office of Elections is seeking input from the community regarding best practices and barriers voters with disabilities and voters who are bilingual or non-English speaking face when casting their ballots. 

Virtual and in person meetings will be held on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29 to gather public feedback.

Voter’s Choice Act Discussion for Bilingual Voters

  •  Virtual meeting: Wednesday, June 28, from noon to 2 p.m. Attend online at  www.tinyurl.com/HumCoBVC. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
  •  Join in person: Wednesday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St. Eureka, CA. Accessible parking is available on A St. Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided. 

Voter’s Choice Act Discussion for Voters with Disabilities

  •  Virtual meeting: Wednesday, June 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Attend online at www.tinyurl.com/HumCoDVC.
  • Join in person: Wednesday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St. Eureka, CA.  Accessible parking is available on A St. Refreshments will be provided.

The County of Humboldt is committed to providing equal access to all county programs, services and activities through the provision of accommodations for individuals with qualified disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With 72 hours prior notice, a request for reasonable accommodation for these meetings can be made by calling (707) 445-7481.

For more information, please contact the Humboldt County Office of Elections at humboldt_elections@co.humboldt.ca.us or call (707) 445-7481. 

For more information on the Voter’s Choice Act, visit https://www.sos.ca.gov/voters-choice-act.

About the Humboldt County Office of Elections

The Humboldt County Office of Elections is committed to ensuring all eligible residents have an opportunity to exercise their right to vote; conducting elections in a fair, accurate, and efficient manner; and providing reliable information and the best possible service to voters, districts, candidates, and other interested parties. For more information, visit humboldtgov.org/elections.

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Lea el comunicado de prensa en español aquí.