Although fluency in English is a citizenship requirement which SHOULD obviate
the need for bilingual ballots, I don't object too much if it is strictly
an accommodation to truly eligible registered voters.I just wish as
much effort was being made to verify our voter registration lists.How many dead people are listed (and how many of those will have votes cast in
November)?How many single family residences of vacant lots have dozens of
people registered as living there?Are voter lists checked against
voter lists in other states to remove people who have moved and registered
elsewhere?Are voter registrations matched against the e-verify list
to ensure they are really citizens?These might be interesting topics
for the reporters to investigate, to ensure that we really are getting free and
fair elections- in whatever language.
Now you have disenfranchised the Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese,French, German,
Dutch, Finnish,Welsh, Italian, Hindu, Russian, Swedish . . .This is
America where we speak English. Learn it.
And I'm sure Mexico has ballots available in English...
Hmmm English and Spanish only? So the County will continue to disefranchise
those who speak Tagalog, Cambodian, Thai and Chinese! Seem like the County
commission needs to figure out a truelly fair way to allow for equal access and
equal opportunity to vote. There is a dangerous pattern here. Just a thought.
I don't understand this at all. I thought you had to be a citizen to vote,
and I thought you had to be reasonably proficient in the English language to
become a citizen. What's going on here?