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AALDEF: Not Enough Translation Services at Polls

World Journal, Posted: Nov 06, 2008

NEW YORK - The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) released a report Tuesday evening on the election. The World Journal reports that AALDEF reported that although there was a record number of new citizens voting in the election, there were not enough interpretation services to help them at the polls. More than 1,400 attorneys, law school students and community volunteers were sent by AALDEF to polls in 11 states to provide legal services in voting. The report said some polls in areas that have a large Chinese population, like in the 94 Elementary School in Sunset Park, New York City, didnt have any Chinese translators. In Annandale Firehouse, Va., the workers refused an elderly Chinese womans request to bring her granddaughter into the poll for language help, which is allowed by the law. Some voters were stopped at the polls for an ID check with no explanation, according to the report.

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