The ACLU-NJ filed an amicus brief in support of voters’ rights to receive multilingual official ballots after receiving multilingual sample ballots. Just before the primary election, the Morris County Clerk distributed sample ballots; those sample ballots were printed in both English and Spanish. Just days before the election, Edward Correa, a Dover resident, challenged the Clerk’s plan to print the official ballot in English only. We contend that there exists no justification for the bait-and-switch, which will undoubtedly harm non-native English speaks who may – based on the Spanish language sample -- not bring a helper to the polls and then be unable to understand the ballot.
The case is pending oral argument.
- Rossi: Amicus Brief (56 KB pdf)