January 15, 2016 11:14 AM
If the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials and advocacy group LatinoJustice have their way, then yes.
A report in The AJC says their cases rests on their reading of a provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO’s executive director, said providing Spanish-language ballots would make it easier for many people to vote.
“It’s about enforcing the Voting Rights Act and ensuring voters – U.S. citizens – have access to voting, to the full extent that the Voting Rights Act provides,” Gonzalez said.
We don’t have an official language in the U.S. so I can’t get too terribly wrapped up about what language our voting materials are in. I can’t see why doing something that isn’t illegal and creates a more level playing field for all Americans to exercise their right to full democratic participation is a bad thing.
Oh, right. Democrats might get elected.