Vote Centers: How were they selected?

Vote Center selection is guided by 14 specific items as well as community input. In El Dorado County we review dozens of potential locations that were closest to meeting these criteria, and then held Public meetings to discuss these locations and solicit input.

Below are the meetings held to solicit input:

May 20, 2019 @ 6pm:
El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers
330 Fair Lane, Placerville, Ca 95667

May 21, 2019 @ 6pm:
Lake Tahoe Community College, Aspen Room
1 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe Ca 95667

May 23, 2019 @ 6pm:
El Dorado Hills Fire Department, Station 85
1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills, Ca 95762

Below are the 14 criteria used when selecting locations. The county elections department worked closely with communities, our Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) and our Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) to determine the most appropriate locations:

  • Proximity to public transit
  • Proximity to communities with historically low vote by mail usage
  • Proximity to population centers
  • Proximity to language minority communities
  • Proximity to voters with disabilities
  • Proximity to communities with low rates of vehicle ownership
  • Proximity to low-income communities
  • Proximity to communities of eligible voters that are not registered
  • Proximity to geographically isolated populations (i.e. Native Reservations)
  • Access to free parking
  • Time and distance a voter must travel to reach a location
  • The need for alternate voting method for voters with disabilities
  • Traffic patterns
  • The need for mobile vote centers in addition to those established by Senate Bill 450