The city is making election day voting easier for New Yorkers who are not native English speakers. In an expansion of its interpretation services at polling sites, the Board of Elections is maximizing its language interpretation services on Nov. 6., and will offer more, including Haitian Creole.
In a press conference earlier this week, Mayor DeBlasio stated that language barriers or proficiency should not prevent eligible voters from exercising their voting rights.
The agency already offers interpretation for four languages including Spanish, and with the addition of Haitian Creole — Italian, Arabic, Polish, and Yiddish will be added. Continue reading