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Language Access for Voters Summit

Tuesday, June, 06, 2017
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

language access for voter summit june 6 2017

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Democracy Fund Voice invite you to join us for the

Language Access for Voters Summit 

June 6, 2017   |   8:00am - 5:30pm 
Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center 
Northern Virginia Community College 
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Morning refreshments & lunch will be provided

We hope you will join us for our second annual convening on language access. Throughout the United States, citizens for whom English is a second language may want or need language assistance when voting, such as having their ballot or other election materials in their native language. Furthermore, federal law requires over 260 jurisdictions to provide some type of language assistance.

It is against this backdrop that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Democracy Fund Voice are assembling election officials, voting rights groups, and other experts to meet and share information. Panels will feature discussions on:

  • Changes in national demographics
  • Updates for jurisdictions complying with federal law
  • Cultivating long-term relationships with diverse communities
  • Assessing and planning for resources for language assistance

Experts from the field will share best practices and tools for effective language assistance in short, interactive, and lively forums throughout the day.





The Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Annandale Campus is located 14 miles south of Washington, D.C. Complimentary parking is available in B Lots 12, 13, and 14 only for Summit participants.

To take public transportation, please visit the METRO website for the most convenient route to the campus and for SafeTrack updates at The Annandale campus is convenient to the Dunn Loring Merrifield Metro Station on the Orange Line. A complimentary shuttle will take you to the NVCC campus from the Dunn Loring Metro. The campus is also served by Metro bus routes 29K, 29N, 29C, 29E and 29X.


Bookmark this page and come back on June 6th to watch the Summit live and ask questions on Twitter using #GamePlan17.


Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Invited government officials should determine whether it is appropriate under their organization's ethics rules to accept food attached to a conference or educational event. If you have any questions please email us at





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