According to U.S. Section 203, if over 5% of a township or county’s voting-age citizens are limited in English proficiency they need to be covered by language provisions within the Voting Rights Act, according to the U.S. Census.
“All election information that is available in English must also be available in the minority language”
By Abby Cruz and Cristina Corujo
However, Spanish and non-English ballots are not required across the nation, though some advocates say that multilingual ballots are critical for democracy.
“We need to have bilingual ballots, bilingual material across the country, it should be a national requirement and a national norm,” said Domingo Garcia, the national president for the League of United Latin American Citizens.