Imperial County Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)
The Imperial County Registrar of Voters (Registrar) is committed to ensuring equal access to election information, materials, and voting rights. In an effort to minimize obstacles for limited English proficient (LEP) voters, the Registrar is establishing the Imperial County Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC).
The mission of the LAAC is to advise and assist the Registrar with implementation of federal and state laws relating to access to the electoral process by LEP voters, so that all persons who vote can understand the voting process. Imperial County is required to provide language assistance in accordance with state and federal law for the following covered language: Spanish.
The LAAC also provides recommendations identifying and prioritizing activities, programs, and policies to ensure every voter has equal access to the ballot. It can be an effective resource for receiving input and providing assistance on translations, community outreach plans, and bilingual poll worker recruitment and placement, among providing other benefits.
LAAC members serve at the discretion of the Registrar. LAAC members will be expected to attend monthly/bi-monthly/quarterly/regular meetings at the county elections office. This is a volunteer committee. There is no stipend or reimbursement for participating in the LAAC.
The following qualifications are desired, but not required:
- Demonstrated experience providing language assistance or working on improving language access.
- Experience working or volunteering in ethnically diverse and language diverse communities.
- Experience in translation services.Experience in voting rights, voter outreach, voter education, and/or voter engagement.
- Ability to attend the meetings.
- Willingness to serve at least two years.
If you would like to serve on the Imperial County LAAC or you know of anyone you think should be on the committee please complete and return the application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Registrar of Voters, 940 W. Main Street, Rm. 206, El Centro, CA 92243. We will select qualified individuals for membership in the committee.