As U.S. Supreme Court makes major election ruling, Colorado enacts new voter access laws

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From article: One of the new laws provides more multilingual ballot access to non-English speakers.
Article author: 
Meghan Lopez
Article publisher: 
7 News
Article date: 
July 2, 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
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[...] state lawmakers passed several new voting laws this past legislative session to add even more access to voting.

One of the new laws provides more multilingual ballot access to non-English speakers.

“Sometimes those of us who are fluent in English even have trouble understanding it. We’re going to be making it easier for them to understand what they’re voting on at the time they cast their ballots,” said Democratic Rep. Yadira Caraveo, one of the bill’s co-sponsors.

House Bill 1011 sets up a hotline through the Secretary of State’s Office for some of the most common languages spoken in the state, such as Spanish. Voters will be able to call in to the hotline and speak with a translator to better understand what the various ballot initiatives mean ...