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Courtney Bailey-Kanelos, Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​​​​March 1, 2018​

​​Contact: Alice Jarboe, Assistant Registrar of Voters
JarboeA@saccounty.net
(916) 875-6255

​STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION

Department of Voter Registration and Elections Hosts Workshops for Voters with Disabilities​


​As part of the Department of Voter Registration and Elections’ ongoing commitment to increase accessibility and participation of eligible voters with disabilities, two workshops will be held during the month of March where members of the disability community are invited to learn more about the new voting options and accessibility resources available under the Voter’s Choice Act.    

Beginning with the June 2018 Primary Election, all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail and Vote Centers will be offered in place of traditional polling places. To ensure Sacramento County residents are aware of the voting changes, the workshops will provide an opportunity for voters with disabilities to learn about the new web-based Accessible Vote by Mail System, and ballot drop-off information.
Additionally, a simulated Vote Center will be set up where attendees will get firsthand experience of the new Accessible Ballot Marking Device that allows voters to use a range of accessibility options such as tactile switches and sip and puff systems.
 
Workshops are scheduled as follows: 
  • Workshop 1: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 6-7 p.m.
    South Natomas Library, Meeting Room
    2901 Truxel Rd
    Sacramento, CA 95833
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6-7 p.m.
    Sacramento County Administration Building, Hearing Room 1
    700 H Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento County is one of five counties in California to implement the Voter’s Choice Act. For additional information about the June 2018 Primary Election, the Voter’s Choice Act and to learn more about how voting is changing in Sacramento County, visit the Department of Voter Registration and Elections website.
 
For more information, contact Jill LaVine at (916) 875-6558 or email LavineJ@SacCounty.net or Alice Jarboe at (916) 875-6255 or email JarboeA@SacCounty.net.​

This is an accessible facility. Requests for document​s in accessible formats, interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or other accommodations should be made by calling the County Voter Registration and Elections Department at (916) 875-6512, California Relay Service 711 or by emailing your request to voterinfo@saccounty.net​, no later than five working days prior to the meeting.

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