Non-English Ballots In 29 States In 2018

Non-English Ballots In 29 States In 2018

A report by the Pew Research Center states that more voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle.

The Pew report cites data from the Census Bureau which shows that 263 counties, cities, and other jurisdictions in 29 states will have election ballots printed in languages other than English, as required by the federal Voting Rights Act since 1975.

The jurisdictions that must provide non-English ballots encompass 68.8 million voting-age U.S. citizens, or 31.3% of the total U.S. voting-eligible population.

Texas and California have the most jurisdictions that will print non-English ballots.

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