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Voters with Limited English Proficiency

This training module was created by the Pennsylvania Department of State with the help of good governance advocates and county election officials.  

For information about election operations in your county, contact your county election office. For step-by-step instructions on how voters use the voting system in your county, visit our Voting System Demo page.

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Question 1: If someone needs help understanding the ballot because they don’t speak English very well, can someone else help them vote?

Question 2: Which of these is NOT an effective way to communicate with voters who are limited English proficient?


A -Speak clearly and be respectful.

B -Be attentive and patient.

C -Speak very loudly.

Question 3: What should you do if a voter says they need help voting, but the poll book does not say that they require assistance to vote?


Question 4: What should you do if a voter says they need help voting, but the poll book does not say that they require assistance to vote?

Question 5: If you are a bilingual poll worker, what should you do to prepare?

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