Factsheet: 2021 New Section 203 Coverage and Asian Americans

December 9, 2021

Factsheet details bilingual voting assistance to Asian Americans, Latines, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives.

On December 8, 2021, the Census Bureau updated the Section 203 determinations based on 2015- 2019 American Community Survey Data. Part of the federal Voting Rights Act, Section 203 requires jurisdictions designated in the determinations to provide bilingual voting assistance to Asian Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Section 203 determinations, starting with the last one released in 2016, are made every five years based on decennial census data based on American Community Survey data. The American Community Survey data is an ongoing survey that the Census Bureau conducts to collect data on the American population every year.