Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) Meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2023

In this page:


    1. Welcome and Introductions

      1:30 – 1:40 pm


    2. State VAAC Update

      1:40 – 1:50 pm

    3. Current and New Laws & Legislation Update

      1:50 – 2:00 pm

      A. AB 545 update

    4. Voting System Update

      2:00 – 2:20 pm

      A. Update on pending software updates to the voting system related to improving accessibility.

      B. Lessons learned – Review successful voting practices

      C. Feedback

      1. Review how and from where is feedback gathered on current and new versions of the equipment
      2. Channels for VAAC participants and San Francisco voters to share their feedback with the vendor

      D. Voting Equipment Health Check – annual preventative maintenance

    5. Department Update

      2:20 – 2:45 pm

      A. Ballot-Marking Device (BMD) and Accessible Vote-by-Mail System (AVBM)

      1. Statistics

      B. Outreach

      1. In-person efforts
      2. Website

      C. Polling Place Matters

      1. Signage
      2. Signature Guide
      3. Braille Instructions on Ballot-Scanning Machine (BSM)

    6. VAAC Projects Update

      2:45 – 2:55 pm

      A. Request for assistance in creating Braille content for the Ballot-Scanning Machine (BSM) ballot insert slot.

      B. Discussion on possible questions voters with disabilities may have for the Department of Elections regarding accessible voting options and materials.

    7. Summary and Next Meeting

      2:55 – 3:00 pm

      A. Questions or comments on meeting topics

      B. Suggestions for future agenda items

      C. Schedule for upcoming VAAC meetings

    Date & Time

    Thursday, September 28, 2023
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm


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    Last updated September 15, 2023