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Hispanic voters to get help in Schenectady County

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Think of it as the “Junta De Electoral del Condado de Schenectady.” The county’s Board of Elections reached a deal with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this month in which the commissioners — or rather, comisionados — have agreed to make their operations more accessible to Spanish-speaking residents. Schenectady County was among 10 upstate counties with large Hispanic populations warned to improve access for minority-language voters and the first to take corrective action. So far, ...

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September 14, 2012
3:44 p.m.

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If they can legally vote, they already have a working knowledge of English. No other language is necessary. No one did anything for the Italian and Polish immigrants in this area. They simply learned the language of their adopted country. Assimilate.