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Language Access for Voters Summit

Tuesday, June, 06, 2017
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

FOR LANGUAGE SUMMIT VIDEOS See Related Videos on right side of the page below Presentation.

Throughout the United States, citizens for whom English is a second language may want or need language assistance when voting, such as having their ballot or other election materials in their native language. Furthermore, federal law requires over 260 jurisdictions to provide some type of language assistance. It is against this backdrop that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Democracy Fund Voice convened election officials, voting rights groups, and other experts to meet and share best practices and tools for effective language assistance in short, interactive forums. Panels feature discussions on:

  • Changes in national demographics
  • Updates for jurisdictions complying with federal law
  • Cultivating long-term relationships with diverse communities
  • Assessing and planning for resources for language assistance

If you have any questions about the Language Access for Voters Summit or language assistance tools and/or best practices, please email


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