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Green Party: Inexact Translation in State's Spanish Voter Pamphlet Amounts to Voter Suppression

Wednesday, November 2, 2016  
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By The Seattle Times

Voter pamphlets sent to Spanish-speaking voters in Washington contain an inexact translation, one not used on other state-issued Spanish voter information, that could lead to voters thinking they are not qualified to vote, the Green Party of Washington alleged Monday.

The voter pamphlet tells voters that in order to vote, they must be 18, a U.S. citizen, a Washington resident and not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington state felony.

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