The Contra Costa Elections Division received the "A Simple (Accessible) Path for All" award from the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for its efforts to improve voter accessibility.
In January 2018, the Elections Division debuted a new class that reframes how poll workers think about accessibility and helps them better understand how modifications to a polling place can affect voters. To date, more than 700 poll workers have taken the class.
“This recognition by the Election Assistance Commission marks the second national award for the APPLE program, and highlights the tremendous skill, leadership and creativity of our Election team,” said Joe Canciamilla, Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters. “Their goal has always been to ensure the greatest access to voting for the greatest number of voters regardless of any physical barrier. These resources give our poll workers the understanding, training and tools needed to provide that opportunity to all of our citizens.”
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