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Re: Connglish

From:Ph.D. <phil@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 13:00
Paul Schleitwiler, FCM wrote:
> > Ph.D. wrote: > > Among other cases, the courts have ruled that > > voting districts must make ballots and voting > > guides available in language X if at least 25% > > of the voters in that district normally speak > > language X at home (regardless of their ability > > to use English). For some smaller, semi-rural > > districts, this represents a significant outlay of > > taxpayer money to provide all materials in, for > > example, Vietnamese. > > A quarter of all voters is a significant portion of > taxpayers, who pay for such translations.
25% would be significant. I was going on memory here, and that just seemed too high. I did a little research, and the number is actually 5%. --Ph. D.