Spanish Language Voting Services Available in Texas County
Joe Denoyer - March 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Glenda Williams, Secretary of the Texas County Election Board, recently announced that Texas County is now covered by the minority language provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act. The Texas County Election Board will begin implementing Spanish-language services with the April 4, 2017, municipal elections.
On April 4, interpreters/translators will be available at the County Election Board office and at each polling place (or list the polling places where they will be stationed) to assist voters whose first language is Spanish with their ballots.
The ballots themselves will be in English. Williams says that she is working with the Oklahoma State Election Board to provide signs, forms, and other materials, including ballots, in Spanish for future elections.
Texas County was previously covered by these provisions of the Voting Rights Act from 2001 through 2011.