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Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial'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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
State briefs

...Sunday. "Wedding" is rated R for language, including some sex-related dialogue. Poll workers get raise JUNEAU - The state's 2,500 election poll workers will get an increase in pay this year. Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer said the average hourly...
Primary protest: Two parties sue to block new closed-ballot system

...expressed distaste for the closed primary, according to poll workers. In one case, Kowalski said, the situation became so intense poll workers called Alaska State Troopers about an irate voter...
Write-in list draws little interest among Juneau voters

...visible campaign buttons or signs too-close to the polls were asked to cover them or take them down. All did so, poll worker said. In one case an Empire reporter was told they couldn't observe the voting at the Nugget Mall polling place...
McAdams says ballot spot makes him the one to beat Miller in Nov. 2 election

...needs between 7,000 and 10,000 more just to account for voter error when their preference can't be determined by poll workers. Murkowski spokesman Steve Wackowski declined to say what kind of cushion Murkowski might need to account for error...


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