Voter Guides in AAPI Languages Released to Increase Access to the Ballot
LAS VEGAS — Through the financial contribution and support of All Voting is Local Nevada, the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) produced and released voter guides in the following languages: Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog to help Nevada voters in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities navigate voter registration deadlines and receive general voter education about the 2022 elections.
“While Clark County, the largest county in state, is federally required to provide voter education materials and ballots in Spanish and Tagalog, ACDC is filling in the gap to ensure AAPI voters can actively participate in the electoral process,” said Mary Janet Ramos, All Voting is Local Nevada Campaign Manager. “It’s all about increasing access to the ballot for all Nevadans, including those whose primary language is not English.”
“The 2020 Census reflected the reality of the growing Asian and Pacific Islanders community nationwide, and Nevada is one of only six states where the AAPI community makes up more than 10% of the state population,” said Vida Lin, Asian Community Development Council President. “It is time to ensure they have equal access to the ballot box by providing limited-English proficient community members with translated ballot materials and voter guides and empowering them to exercise their right to vote.”
The voter guides can be viewed here.