About the Voter Access Project

The Voter Access Project was started by Jon Ivy with the goal of creating and spreading voting outreach and education materials geared towards under-served communities.

This organization is dedicated to increasing civic engagement and access to elections through development, production, and distribution of education & outreach materials, publishing of reports on research related to demographics and trends, training and consulting with officials and community groups on how to increase civic participation in their communities, providing expertise on policy and legal questions, and issue advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.

About Jon Ivy

Jon previously served as the Voter Access Coordinator for the California Secretary of State’s Elections Division. His responsibilities included acting as a liaison to the Secretary of State’s Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) and Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC), providing coordination, review, and maintenance for translations of elections materials, and acting as a subject-matter-expert on minority language voting rights, plain language standards, voting access for people with disabilities, and alternative voting laws, regulations, and procedures.

An analyst, manager, and passionate civil servant, Jon served in the United States Air Force from 2009 until his honorable discharge at the end of 2014. In that time, he worked and trained as a military linguist, program manager, and intelligence analyst. For his service to the country, he received the Army Achievement Medal, along with the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Before the Air Force, Jon worked for both private and public organizations, and has a long-held passion for learning.

Jon is currently a J.D. candidate at U.C. Davis School of Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Excelsior College in Albany, NY, as well as an Associate of Arts in Chinese Mandarin from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.

“I’ve yet to find a thing I can’t do well… except for dancing. But I still dance anyways.” – Jon Ivy

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