Armenian to be used for voter outreach services during LA polls

Armenian to be used for voter outreach services during LA polls

PanARMENIAN.Net - With the March 5 primary nominating elections fast approaching, Los Angeles City Clerk June Lagmay and LA Chief of Elections Jacob Wexler spoke before members of the media at the Piper Technical Center in Downtown LA on Feb. 14 to talk about the preparations being made and further information on election and voting, Asian Journal reported.

“We will be running election night with a total of 6,300 precinct workers,” Lagmay said the of Election Division’s plans for the March polls.

About 5,200 of those workers will work within city limits. Nearly a thousand of the total number of poll workers will be bilingual, Lagmay added.

Aside from the large workforce for the polls, the Election Division has also prepared all election-related paraphernalia, including copies of the Official Sample Ballot, voter information pamphlets, information kiosks, vote-by-mail applications, and even the actual ballots to be used at polling places.

Those materials will be available in English, as well as in the eight federally mandated languages, which include: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

Election Chief Jacob Wexler also pointed out that for the first time, the Armenian language will be phased in as a one of the languages that will be used for voter outreach services and translation.

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