Official blog of the Greater Sacramento Progressive Alliance, one of the largest and most vibrant progressive activist groups in California with more than 7,000 members. We mobilize Progressives in Sacramento, the surrounding foothill areas, and at Sac State and Folsom Lake College.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
New Voting Processes
California Voter’s Choice Act: Call for Applicants for Two Advisory Committees
Sacramento, CA – In 2016, the State of California passed Senate Bill 450, allowing select counties to conduct elections by vote-by-mail ballot while also providing regional Vote Centers to be open 10 days prior to Election Day through close of voting on Election Day.
On June 6, 2017 the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved this new voting model which will provide the most voting options for Sacramento County voters, making voting more convenient and accessible.
With this new process, all voters will receive a ballot in the mail 29 days before Election Day. Voters may mail back the ballot, or return it in the secure envelope to one of over 50 drop-off locations. Or, a person may vote at Vote Centers in Sacramento County over the 11 days prior to and including Election Day.
To enhance accessibility, Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Department is seeking volunteer committee members to serve on the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) and the Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC).
VAAC members may review a new voting system, suggest improvements to vote centers and procedures, and provide feedback on other matters to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to voting activities. Tentatively scheduled meetings for VAAC applicants are on Tuesday, August 1, 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. Interested individuals can pick up and submit an application at the meetings or online. More details can be found here: http://www.elections.saccounty.net/Documents/VAAC%20Cover%20Letter.pdf
LAAC members may provide recommendations for identifying and prioritizing activities, programs, and policies relating to access to the electoral process by voters with limited-English proficiency. Tentatively scheduled meetings for LAAC are on Wednesday, August 2, 5 p.m., and Thursday, August 17, 5 p.m. More details can be found here: http://www.elections.saccounty.net/Documents/LAAC%20Cover%20Letter.pdf
To download an application for one of the committees, visit here: http://www.elections.saccounty.net/Pages/Vote-Center.aspx
Welcome to the PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE. We are a multi-racial, multi-issue "rainbow coalition" dedicated to social justice, peace and building progressive power. Our key priorities include economic justice; equal rights and equal opportunities for all regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation; international solidarity; humanitarian service; eradicating poverty at home and abroad; environmental protection and sustainable development; and electing progressives to public office and then holding them accountable.
Founded in 2005, we have grown to more than 7,000 members and have emerged as one of the largest and most grassroots activist groups in California. We are proud to serve as a local chapter Our Revolution, the national movement inspired by Bernie Sanders' historic 2016 Presidential Campaign, and as a local affiliate of United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ), a network of several hundred peace and justice groups from all over the world.
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