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FAMU student says Spanish-language ballots needed

FAMU student says Spanish-language ballots needed
FAMU student says Spanish-language ballots needed
Posted at 2:51 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 22:54:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A lawsuit in Florida asks 32 counties to provide Spanish-language ballots and other materials to Puerto Ricans who can vote in the state.

The plaintiff's arguments focus on part of the Voting Rights Act aimed at people who were educated in schools where the pre-dominant language was not English.

Wednesday night WTXL spoke with FAMU Student John Horton, who says this is an initiative needed now more than ever so people who don't speak English can still have a political voice.

The first ballots for the November election are supposed to be mailed out by September 22.

The potential class-action lawsuit was filed in August by a coalition of groups.