Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Online Voter Registration is Available in 10 Languages

LOS ANGELES – California’s online voter registration website – launched in English and Spanish in 2012 – is now expanded to include eight additional languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Individuals can now register to vote by visiting http://registertovote.ca.gov and filling out an online form that is available in these languages.

Online voter registration offers a convenient alternative to filling out a registration form at the local DMV office or downloading a form, filling it out, and putting it in the mail. Before the November 2012 election, over half a million people used the online voter registration website to register as new voters.

Advocates expect the translation of online voter registration into multiple languages will help increase registration among Asian Americans and Latinos in California who tend to have relatively low voter registration rates. While 72 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 69 percent of African Americans in California reported being registered to vote in 2012, only 58 percent of Asians and 57 percent of Latinos were registered.

The online voter registration website also has a much-improved mobile interface, allowing smartphone and tablet users to register online easily.

Californians will need to register by Monday, October 20 if they wish to vote in the November 4 election. Individuals who are already registered voters do not need to re-register, unless they wish to update their address or change their political party affiliation.

Contact: 
Quincy Surasmith, Communications Coordinator: 213-241-0259; [email protected]
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice.
Friday, October 17, 2014
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FOR LEGAL HELP

Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

For any questions about DRAI, please visit: https://advancingjustice-la.org/drai.

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.