Bilingual ballots increase voter access in Boston and Quincy

Voters who registered for bilingual ballots in Boston and Quincy can take them to the polls on Nov. 6.

Voter registration closed Oct. 17. Bilingual ballots in English and Chinese are mailed with voter information, said Vincent Au, elections clerk for Quincy. This is the city’s first time to offer Chinese ballots. Continue reading

City of Quincy to begin printing Chinese-Language Ballots in 2012

Due to the city’s large Asian population, Quincy is now required to provide Chinese-language ballots. However, due to the proximity of the upcoming fall elections, the bilingual ballots will not be printed until next year, according to a Boston Globe report published last week. Census data from 2010 showed Quincy’s Asian population had reached 24 percent resulting in the federal government sending official notice that future ballots would have to be printed in both Chinese and English, City Clerk Joe Shea told the Globe. “[Providing bilingual services] has been something we have worked on for many years,” said Betty Yau, … Continue reading