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Four CO counties to provide bilingual ballots

Author: Mike McKibbin - December 8, 2016 - Updated: December 8, 2016

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Four more Colorado counties have been told to help voters with bilingual issues, while another county no longer has to offer election materials in English and Spanish, the Colorado Secretary of State's office announced in a news release. The U.S. Census Bureau, on Monday, Dec. 5, identified which political subdivisions nationwide must "provide language assistance during elections for groups of citizens who are unable to speak or understand English adequately enough to participate in the electoral process." The jurisdictions are subject to the minority language provision of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.