Voting Rights Act

1992

The Voting Rights Act is expanded in 1992, requiring voting materials to be provided in Asian languages for the first time in several counties, including Los Angeles County, which must provide Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese translations.  APALC begins poll monitoring during major elections in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, as well as local cities, to ensure the proper implementation of the Voting Rights Act. Other languages are added in subsequent years (Korean in 2002, Cambodian and Hindi in 2012).  

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Policy and Research