A county in Idaho offered Spanish-language ballots for the first time and here’s what happened

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On the morning of Election Day, the top trending search on Google was “donde votar,” which means “where to vote” in Spanish.

  • Gabe Osterhout
  • The Conversation

Voter access to the polls was a major issue during the 2018 midterm elections in the U.S. Charges of voter suppression were made in in Georgia and North Dakota.

Critics of new voting rules claimed they disenfranchised African-Americans and Native Americans.

While those problems were extensively covered by the press, less attention was paid to another problem that can affect voter turnout: the availability of foreign-language ballots.

Lack of access…

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