June 4, 2012 - Feds to monitor Calif elections for discrimination
Paper: Associated Press: Los Angeles Metro Area (CA)
Title: Feds to monitor Calif elections for discrimination
Date: June 4, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Justice Department is sending monitors to three California counties to watch for possible voter discrimination during the primary election .
With voters headed to the polls Tuesday, the agency said that it will monitor voting places in Alameda, Fresno and Riverside counties for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
The act prohibits discrimination, intimidation or harassment in elections based on race or language.
The federal agency said Monday that Fresno and Riverside counties are required to provide voting assistance in Spanish.
Alameda County is required to provide assistance to Hispanic, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino voters.
Index Terms: California Primary -Monitoring ; Voting ; Judicial elections ; Elections ; Government and politics ; Judiciary ; Human rights and civil liberties ; Social issues ; Social affairs ; Race and ethnicity
Location(s): California Fresno Riverside United States North America
Dateline: LOS ANGELES
Record Number: 9e93aaf62d79bf710a7aa45ccdd25763
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