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Minority language complaints answered in Montgomery County

By John Enger
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Under concerns of potential litigation, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors reached a delayed agreement with the Attorney General's office Tuesday night.

Back in August, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to 10 upstate counties with large Puerto Rican populations, telling them to make more of an effort to accommodate Spanish-speaking voters at the polls. Schenectady County complied right away, signing a memorandum of agreement within weeks of getting the letter.

A copy of the memorandum of understanding is available below.

Four others have since agreed, but when a similar memorandum came before the Montgomery County board last month, it was voted down amidst some heated discussion.

Earlier this month, Montgomery County was one of five upstate counties to not comply fully with recent voting rights orders. An editorial in the Gazette slammed the county for not complying.

A full version of this story will appear in the Thursday issue of the Daily Gazette.

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Montgomery County agreement w/AG's Office

 

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