Help Asian Americans Protect Their Voting Rights

February 3, 2012

A guide to ensure language assistance to Asian American voters during elections.

This handbook is intended to be an advocacy tool that provides an introduction to language voting assistance and to the role you can play to ensure that Section 203-covered jurisdictions are complying with the law so that Asian American citizens can freely exercise their right to vote. The handbook will discuss how to determine whether your community qualified for language voting assistance under Section 203, how to obtain such assistance, and the types of assistance you can expect to receive. It also lays out how to monitor and enforce compliance with Section 203 in conjunction with the appropriate authorities. Finally, for communities not covered by Section 203, the handbook will discuss how to use other provisions of the Voting Rights Act to secure language assistance at the polls.