The California Voter's Choice Act requires counties wishing to transition to the Voter's Choice Act election model to develop an Election Administration Plan that provides transparency and informs voters about all aspects of the model. This includes the services and information available at vote centers and ballot drop box locations. Counties are also required to hold multiple public consultation meetings with representatives and stakeholders from different communities, particularly voters with disabilities and language minority voters.
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office hosted three such meetings via Zoom in May of 2021. Suggestions and comments received were taken into account when composing the first draft of Sonoma County's Election Administration Plan in June of 2021. This plan was posted online in English and four other languages -- Khmer, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Public comments were sought from July 8, 2021 to July 23, 2021, and three public hearings were held via Zoom in August of 2021. Click here to view a calendar of the meetings/hearings that were held on this subject.
Public feedback was then incorporated into an amended draft plan. Now, from November 19, 2021 to December 7, 2021, the Registrar of Voters Office is seeking public comments on the amended draft plan. Links to English, Khmer, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese versions of the plan are listed below. Please take some time to look over the plan and let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (707) 565-3811!
After the comment period closes, the amended draft plan may be amended further as appropriate before being adopted and submitted to the Secretary of State's Office for final approval.