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Election Material Language Access for the APPI Population in Kaua驶i County

Evidence shows Kaua鈥檌 County should be covered by Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act for their Tagalog and Japanese-speaking residents.




Kaua鈥檌 County has a growing and sizable Filipino and Japanese community. Given the data that UCLA VRP collected, it shows population characteristics that should qualify them to be covered by Voting Rights Act Section 203. Kaua鈥檌 County needs to specifically invest more in language access resources for Tagalog and Japanese communities so that they do not disenfranchise minority votes.