Disability advisory committee members needed for county elections

  • Wed Jul 18th, 2018 7:00am
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Submitted by San Juan County

San Juan County Elections staff are looking for persons with disabilities, and providers of services to persons with disabilities, to serve on the disability advisory committee.

Washington state law requires every county to have a disability advisory committee. The committee must include persons with disabilities and may include any interested person. One purpose of the Disability Advisory Committee is to provide input to the county elections department regarding accommodations to ensure equal access to voters with disabilities. The objective is to ensure that all voters are able to vote independently and privately.

San Juan County’s Disability Advisory Committee has assisted in the past by testing access for wheelchairs and making recommendations for improvement. It has also tested the county’s accessible voting unit and reviewed the county’s accessibility plan.

Contact the elections office at 360-378-3357 or elections@sanjuanco.com to join.