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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (75-20) -

Title: Extending Bilingual Voting Material Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reauthorizes and expands provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that require state or political subdivisions to provide bilingual voting materials.

Highlights:
- Requires that bilingual voting materials be provided in any state or political subdivisions in which [sec 2 (1-3)]:
    - More than five percent of voting-age citizens or more than 10,000 voting-age citizens speak a single non-English language and are unable to speak or understand English enough to participate in the electoral process; and - The illiteracy rate of the citizens within the language minority is higher than the national illiteracy rate.
- Requires that bilingual voting materials be provided in a political subdivision that contains all or any part of an Indian reservation in which [sec. 2 (2) (A) (i) (III)]:
    - More than five percent of American Indian or Alaskan Native voting-age citizens speak a single non-English language and are unable to speak or understand English enough to participate in the electoral process; and - The illiteracy rate of the citizens within the language minority is higher than the national illiteracy rate.
- Defines "voting materials" as registration or voting notices, forms, instructions, assistance, or other materials or information relating to the electoral process, including ballots [sec. 2 (3) (A)]. - This bill was passed in lieu of S 2236.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Extending Bilingual Voting Material Requirements

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  • Thomas H. Andrews (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Les AuCoin (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Boxer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Bryant (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert G. Bustamante (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ben 'Nighthorse' Campbell (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald D. Coleman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara-Rose Collins (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Antonio J. Colorado-Laguna (PR - P) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Kika de la Garza (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron De Lugo (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Downey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mervyn M. Dymally (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Espy (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd H. Flake (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Foglietta (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jaime B. Fuster (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Green (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles A. Hayes (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Horton (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Jefferson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kopetski (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. LaFalce (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Lewis (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew G. 'Marty' Martinez (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Kweisi Mfume (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Y. Mineta (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Olin (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Solomon P. Ortiz Sr. (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy J. Penny (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Richardson (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward R. Roybal (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven H. 'Steve' Schiff (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen J. Solarz (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Esteban Edward Torres (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig A. Washington (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Weiss (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Wyden (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
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