Getting Out the Multilingual Vote

The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that San Diego County is still hundreds shy of reaching its required number of bilingual poll workers who speak Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese.

According to the article, San Diego “is in danger of violating an agreement reached with the Justice Department in June in which it promised, among other things, to provide an adequate pool of bilingual poll workers.”

San Diego has got a long way to go before it reaches its goal. Here is where the county stands now:

  • Vietnamese: Need 85 more workers to reach goal of 111
  • Tagalog: Need 126 more workers to reach goal of 241
  • Spanish: Need 314 more workers to reach goal of 926.

The powers that be insist they will reach their goal. But they’re certainly not putting their money where their goals are; bilingual workers only receive $5 extra for their efforts.

Qualified candidates can get more information at www.sdvote.com.

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