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U.S. won't require Treasure Coast counties to print ballots in Spanish

Oct 23, 2011 | by Jonathan Mattise

Federal officials won't require Treasure Coast elections ballots to be in English and Spanish in 2012 after determining local Hispanic populations have a good enough grasp on English.

The U.S. Department of Justice requires a county to print bilingual materials if more than 5 percent of voting age citizens are members of a single-language minority and are limited in their English proficiency.

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