|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%.