Yup'ik language ballots a success

The State of Alaska provided unprecedented language assistance last night at the polls in Yup’ik regions.  The Division of Elections began preparing for the language assistance program shortly after a lawsuit was filed by several elders.  The Elders claimed that the State was not meeting minority language assistance requirements and a federal judge agreed.  Now, Yupik voters in Bethel say the ballots made more sense than ever before.

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel

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