Newsworks.org: Translation help at the polls

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Newsworks.org spoke with Ceiba's Executive Director, Will Gonzalez, about translation and interpretation assistance at the polls. Read the complete article here.

The article poses the question of what kind of translation and interpretation help is required at the polls and notes that the requirements vary across counties and polling places. 

"Reasonable and effective," says Will Gonzalez, who heads Philadelphia-based Latino coalition Ceiba. "Those are the two subjective terms by which you judge compliance [with the Voting Rights Act.]...[It comes down to] balancing the need of limited English proficient citizens in a particular precinct relative to the resources available."

Cesar Liriano attends a poll watchers training with the Lebanon County Democrats at Hoss’s Restaurant.  (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)