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Translators scramble to meet election deadline

...Translators are scrambling this week to meet a Friday deadline ordered by a federal judge to provide outreach and poll workers with election materials and voting information that have been translated into Yup'ik or Gwich'in.Gwich'in translators...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-08/translators-scramble-meet-election-dead
State
Judge rules in Native voting rights case

...number for which outreach workers may be paid; the state had proposed increasing the number to 30 hours.Buttons for poll workers in the three census areas affected by the case - Dillingham, Wade-Hampton and Yukon-Koyukuk - are to say "Can...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-23/judge-rules-native-voting-rights-case
State
Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case

...number for which outreach workers may be paid; the state had proposed increasing the number to 30 hours.Buttons for poll workers in the three census areas affected by the case - Dillingham, Wade-Hampton and Yukon-Koyukuk - are to say "Can...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/judge-rules-alaska-native-voting-rights
State
Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...it's not for lack of trying. Officials say the state has been stood up and let down by translators and bilingual poll workers. Officials say that if they win the lawsuit, they would continue to improve language access.In her testimony, Fenumiai...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/alaska-official-testifies-voting-rights
State
Native speakers focus of voting rights trial

...manager. She said teaching workers their part-time, short-term jobs isn't always successful, and she noted poll workers don't always attend mandatory training.Baker and Growden said they understand the law's requirements and provide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/native-speakers-focus-voting-rights-tri
State
Fast action at polling places

...the last election, this is great," Northern Light poll worker Mary Graham said later in the day. "We're going to...time, "which was horrific."Sylvia Harvey has been a poll worker for 16 years - this year she was stationed in Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-20/fast-action-polling-places
Local
Trial scheduled in voting rights case

...state, in court filings, defends its Native languages program as robust, involving outreach to villages, bilingual poll workers and translated ballots. While the program may not be perfect, the law doesn't demand perfection, only that "all...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-14/trial-scheduled-voting-rights-case
State
Solving a non-existent problem? Hardly.

...voter ID law. For one thing, Alaska already has rules about voter identification. It requires one piece of ID, or a poll worker to know with certainty you are who you say you are, or you can vote a questioned ballot. Voter Fraud isn't an issue...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2013-01-14/solving-non-exist
Dixie Hood

...self-employment as mental health and substance abuse counselor, mediator for Alaska Court System, respite caregiver, poll worker on Election Day (but not when I'm on the ballot!) and U.S. Census worker (for two years, every decade...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-01/dixie-hood
Local
Once again, Florida is the national punchline

...Miami-Dade is no stranger to treachery in its elections, last week's fiasco is more likely the result of unpreparedness. Poll workers were swamped with last-minute absentee ballots from voters who got weary of standing in line.Once more Florida found...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-15/once-again-florida-national-punchline
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