A New Jersey Superior Court judge rejected a challenge to official election ballots in the town of Dover that are printed only in English.
Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz heard arguments to have the ballots modified to include instructions in both English and Spanish.
Judge Minkowitz rejected the challenge and ruled that only the Director of the United States Census Bureau, and not Morris County (New Jersey) Clerk Ann Grossi, must determine the percentage of English-proficient Latino voters in Dover and whether the official ballot should be bilingual.
Read more about the proliferation of non-English ballots in the USA at this link: https://proenglish.org/2018/01/04/non-english-ballots-in-29-states-in-2018/
ProEnglish agrees with the late John Silber, former President of Boston University, who stated during his 1996 testimony to Congress that bilingual ballots “ impose an unacceptable cost by degrading the very concept of the citizen to that of someone lost in a country whose public discourse is incomprehensible to him.”
ProEnglish believes that there are five key reasons to oppose multilingual ballots: (1) there is no justification for multilingual ballots and election materials; (2) multilingual ballot requirements are arbitrary and wasteful; (3) multilingual ballots are an unfunded mandate on local governments; (4) multilingual ballots increase the likelihood of errors and vote fraud; (5) multilingual ballots are a growing burden.
Read more about why ProEnglish opposes multilingual ballots at this link: