Activists and leaders vollied harsh criticism and accusations of voter suppression for incorrect voting instructions.
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Under the settlement, the police department will update its operating procedures to require “appropriate language assistance” to people who don’t speak English.
Berks, Lehigh, and Philadelphia counties are required to recruit additional poll workers who can interpret for Spanish-speaking voters, as campaigns across the country urge people to help avert shortages.
The Spanish-language application comes several months later than what many Latino advocacy groups had originally expected. The threat of litigation against the commonwealth and the counties Berks, Lehigh, Philadelphia was seriously considered. But, the effort between the state and community organizations to roll out them out remained collaborative rather than combative, according to those involved.