NJ Ballots Must Be Bilingual In 10% Spanish-Speaking Towns

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (April 8, 2019, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday that all election ballots must be printed in Spanish as well as English when warranted by the voter population, handing a win to an aspiring Dover Township politician who argued that the bilingual requirement for sample primary ballots should also apply to official ballots.

In a ruling that addressed a "novel issue," a three-judge panel considered the "fundamental purpose" of election laws when construing their ambiguities. Raised in a challenge mounted by Edward Correa, the issue was a contradiction between the New Jersey state law requiring the sample primary ballot to be a...

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