LOS ANGELES – Nearly 70,000 voters in Los Angeles County submitted requests to receive election materials, including Vote by Mail ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election, in a language other than English, in response to a recent county mailer, according to Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan.
Registered voters can still request to receive their election materials in one of 18 different languages by calling 800-815-2666, option 3, he said.
“In a jurisdiction with an electorate as richly diverse as Los Angeles County, it is essential that voters are aware they have options to receive election materials and their Vote by Mail ballot in their preferred language,” Logan said. “It’s critical for civic participation, and the response to this mailer by close to 70,000 voters is a strong response to our voter outreach and education efforts.”
In late July, the RR/CC also issued a notice that all registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Sending a Vote by Mail ballot to every voter is a critical step for voter access in 2020, but it means that millions of California voters will lose that moment when a poll worker asks them what language they would like their ballot in,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director of California Common Cause.
“Mailers like L.A. County’s help ensure language stands as a barrier to the ballot for as few voters as possible,” he said. “Every county in the state should use their remaining mailings, before Vote by Mail ballots go out, to share language access information.”
In 2006, federal legislation was passed to extend the minority language provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and any county with more than 10,000 residents whose native language is not English and who indicated on their U.S. Census form a lack of proficiency in English is required to provide election materials in the identified languages.
Logan said a language is also covered by the VRA as mandatory for the county’s translated election materials if more than 5% of the citizens of voting age are members of a single language minority and have limited English proficiency.
Los Angeles County provides fully translated voting materials in Armenian, Chinese, Cambodian/Khmer, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese, Hindi, Japanese, Thai and Russian. Additionally, facsimile ballots are available upon request in Burmese, Telugu, Gujarti, Indonesian, Mongolian and Bengali.
28 comments for "L.A. County receives nearly 70,000 requests for non-English language ballots"
It used to be fun says
Here’s William and Alexis the felon junkie taking over the comments section again. They don’t let anyone get a word in edgewise. Get a life!!
John Evans says
For all who despise President Trump I listed a fraction of his accomplishments.
We live in a Republic not a dictatorship. That means Governors and Mayors are responsible for public health on a daily basis.
You may blame the President for anything and do. Just like blaming teachers for student failure when the root of the problem greets you in the mirror.
Deflection: A Democrat party mainstay to cover lefty complete incompetence (see Andrew Cuomo and the dead 11,000 in nursing homes, and his policies contrary to and in defiance of CDC guidelines at that time).
Proof of lying deflection to cover their butt. “The only person who wants to defund the police is Trump”- Joe Biden Sept 2020. “Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb a black man did”- Joe Biden Sept. 2020. “I was set up by the salon owner”- Nancy Pelosi Sept 2020. Violent rioters are a myth -Jerry Nader August 2020. The riots of the last 100 days in Portland are Trump’s fault – Mayor Warner Sept 2020.
You who despise Trump despise freedom. Within every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out. So democrats let’s hear about your accomplishments in your neighborhood where any of you did anything to make life better. Bloviating talking points don’t count, unless you’re getting a participation grade for political engagement from some dope.
YouTube the speakers at the excellent Republican convention. Start with civil rights leaders. Start with religious people. Start with women. Start with those who lived under absolute state control. But start. Stop being an advocate for lies, unless of course someone is paying you.
John Evans loves Trump lies says
Going on 200,000 dead Americans on Trump’s watch.
He was inept starting in January, played golf into February, said it was a “hoax” in March, kept saying it will disappear like a “miracle” over and over and it only got worse.
John Evans must watch Fox News 25/7 to be so ignorant and oblivious.
Those speakers he listed at the conventions were PROPS while the family, Kellyanne Conjob, Rudy Guiliani, and the rest of the liars lied. He ignores that.
Democrats will win the popular vote with crap like this strictly from the states of California and New York’s illegal immigrants.
The Election Day busses are all gassed up as well.
Wonderful! This article is about registered voters.
Automatically registered through ID and Drivers licenses for illegals….
So yeah under California clown world laws, they are registered voters.
That’s amazing….. I’m not even automatically registered and I was born here……. or maybe your statement is just not true. Hmmmm….. Which one could it be? U have me really wondering.
I don’t know where you picked up that faux information and thought is was true.
My dog voted yesterday.
John Evans says
This is great! Most legitimate voters originally from elsewhere are hard workers who are grateful that they can create a better, safer more predictable and hopeful future for their families in the USA. This means more votes for Trump. They’re not part of the entitled lazy crowd. That crowd requires public school indoctrination that teaches wishing substitutes for effort, and self esteem is the same as self determination. That breathing equals doing.
Not at all John. This means more votes for Biden. The entitled lazy crowd are those people that don’t have anything better to do then support President “bone spurs” and march around with AK’s calling themselves militias.
Trump lies but it's OK with John Evans. says
Did you watch any of the lie fest called the Republcian convention, John Evans?
What kind of people buy those lies and vote for Trump?
Honest hardworking people certainly wouldn’t vote for him.
Where does that put you, Joh?
Lying is like breathing in Rex’s Lancaster. It’s not hard to transfer that to a national election.
John Evans says
You didn’t. My first retort from a pod person. Bubble much you fraud.
Trump lies but it's OK with John Evans says
What is that gibberish you’re typing, John Evans?
Trump lies. You buy it and that makes me a fraud.
Take your hydroxychloroquine and be quiet.
John Evans says
So tell me, other than being completely ignorant of what President Trump has accomplished. Completely ignorant of how the economy grew. Completely ignorant of the President’s work in poor inner cities, the crime bill, opportunity zones, school choice advocacy, etc.. Completely ignorant about foreign trade, the USMCA replacing NAFTA and other trade deals. Completely ignorant about foreign relations. Completely ignorant of how Trump saved governors butts in the pandemic by marshaling huge resources to provide equipment and protective gear, Doctors, nurses and hospital facilities. Completely ignorant as to what energy independence means. Completely ignorant of the corruption in the Washington, bureaucratic establishment. Completely ignorant of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Completely ignorant about personal responsibility and the obligations of being a considerate person so that community may exist and people may create a meaningful life. What do you really know and understand, because all you’ve shown is sloppy thinking under the banner Trump lies and every person at the Republican convention lied. So before your next demonstration of complete ignorance take your lazy self to YouTube and watch Alice Marie Johnson, Herschel Walker, Maximo Alvarez, Myron Lizer, Abby Johnson, Mike Pompeo, Sister Dede Byrne, Clarence Henderson, RIchard Grendel and Ann Dorn who all spoke at the Republican Convention and hear from people who understand hard work and human decency. That is, if you can handle truth. I doubt you know anything about effort and accomplishment.
Fact-checking every claim Trump has made is either flaming fire false or misleading. You’re right about corruption in Washington D.C. and it starts from the top (Trump) on down. You are also right about Trump being completely ignorant of The Constitution, and on, and on. Trump lies, it’s ingrained; therefore anyone that believes him believes lies. It’s that simple! The smart ones, and there are many, are seeing through his deceptions and running, not walking from his damaging leadership.
Trump lies and it's OK with John Evans says
You are hopeless, John Evans. The country is a mess. Who is president?
He failed to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a hoax.” Is it still a hoax John Evans? He juiced up the economy with a big tax cut for the rich and corporations but the recession is also on his watch. He blames it on others and takes no responsibility.
He takes credit for things done before his election. He’s dishonest and a liar. Yet, for some strange reason, that’s OK with you.
EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SINCE TEDDY ROOSEVELT HAS HAD A RECESSION IN HIS FIRST TERM. Trump is no exception.
Republican presidents give away tax cuts, run up the debt, followed by Wall Street crashes and recesions. They didn’t handle AIDS, Katrina or COVID-19 well at all.
By most measures, Democratic presidents have better economic outcomes and successful handling of crises such as pandemics. Clinton got the blind sheik who bombed the Twin Towers the first time. Bush invaded the wrong country after 9/11 and Obama got bin Laden. There’s much more but it’s wasted on you.
We didn’t have market crashes and recessions from pandemics during the Obama years did we? Those pandemics were handled successfully but not this one.
Trump has done damage to every institution he’s touched including, wait for it, the USPS.
He’s a fraud and paid fines for his scam university and fraudulent charity. He boasts about being a businessman yet couldn’t get loans from U.S. banks and had to go out of the country.
He will be indicted in New York for money laundering, tax fraud and evasion and other scams. That’s your guy? Are you blind and deaf and what’s the other one?
Now, he is bankrupting the country like he did with his casinos. He couldn’t run a casino where the house has the advantage.
Ignore all that if you like.
The good news is that whether you vote for Trump in-person or by mail-in, California will go for Joe Biden and it’s winner-take-all with the Electoral College votes.
So, continue with your delusions. OJ Simpson was a Heisman Trophy winner. Full stop according to you. Right? That’s how incomplete your thinking is. Do you only have half a brain? Looks like it.
John Evans loves Trump's lies says
Trump called soldiers and veterans “suckers and losers”, John Evans.
Imagine what he calls you and his base behind closed doors. Probably the same.
You bought all that praise at the convention. Well, people praised Joe Biden. So?
You are so superficial and you’re comments say so.
Trump lies. John Evans buys it. says
190,000+ deaths and counting, John Evans.
Trump said it would disappear “like a miracle” how many times? It should be gone by now. It will get worse up to 410,000 estimated by year’s end.
You failed at writing>
-Trump’s accomplishments – foreign relations. That’s it?
Just an example of your own ignorance. Our allies are laughing at Trump. He embraces dictators.
And, you call that an accomplishment. What is wrong with you, John Evans?
He pardons someone and that’s just bait for you and other simple minded Trumpers. Meanwhile, his poor response to the pandemic is hardest on the Black community while he says he’s done more for them than anyone but Abe Lincoln. You buy that nonsense?
He told Black voters “What do you have to lose?” Their lives. But, Trump doesn’t care.
Seek help John Evens.
Pod person: someone who mindlessly go along with official dogma along party lines. Someone who absorbs Trump’s lies and believes those lies are true. I fact check what comes out of Trump’s mouth, and I know every word is meant to deceive. If he does tell the truth, it’s a fluke.
John Evans says
You are a liar, you don’t know what a fact is, and you’re too lazy to find out. Pod Person: someone who lives in their small dark bubble lashing out with stupidity towards anything or anyone who challenges their assertions and disturbs their view of the world. None of what you wrote makes any internal sense. So every word is meant to deceive. Well here are some words you can fact check. Joe Biden is a corrupt career politician. He has always lied about his accomplishments to voters, and will say whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear. He is a pervert who likes to feel up women and girls. He has onset dementia and daily speaks gibberish in front of a camera. And, he doesn’t think Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. GOOGLE IT. You won’t learn these facts from CNN ( the most trusted name for fools).
For all of you that have read this article, please read the last three paragraphs very carefully to understand more fully the content.
But, by law you do have to be a CITIZEN of the USA—–NOT A RESIDENT—–a CITIZEN—-to vote. If you are here illegally, you have no rights except human rights. Democrats don’t want you to understand that, so they try to make it easy for you to vote for them, illegally. A CITIZEN is one who is born in the USA, or who, if foreign born, has come here legally and has gone though the naturalization process to become a CITIZEN. And, a big part of being a CITIZEN is to pledge allegiance to the USA, and give up all allegiance to any foreign country.
I must have missed the part where it said these people are illegal. Just said voters from what I saw.
TRUMP = CRIMINAL says
Then Trump isn’t a citizen.
The key words here is “registered voters.”
So you don’t have to speak the language, adopt the culture, or assimilate in anyway but these people who would prefer to make little mexicos within america rather than be a part of this country can still vote the same as me. Alright that makes sense.