Thursday, September 16, 2004

Voting in Spanish?

Lubbock, Texas is looking for bilingual clerks to help in the general election this fall. Many Americans feel that you have to know English to be able vote, but the law is pretty clear about allowing every citizen the opportunity to participate. If 5% of the voters in a given county don’t speak English according to the US Census, election materials must be provided in that language. Often that language is Spanish but it can be another such as Chinese, Korean, or a Native American language.

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