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