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Translation Advisory Council

Making Voting Accessible

In 2022, Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division implemented a program to make voting more accessible to Oregonians who speak languages other than English through the translation of state and county voters’ pamphlets. This work is guided by a Translation Advisory Council with members who have civic experience, language skills, and experience in impacted communities.

The translation of voters' pamphlets is a result of HB 3021, passed by the State Legislature in 2021. The law aspires to remove barriers to voting for those in our state who aren’t proficient in English. It requires that certain general, primary, and special election information in state and county voter pamphlets be translated by the Secretary of State into the state’s and counties' most common languages.

For questions, please contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at or 503-986-2312.

Art work based on photos taken of murals in Vale, Oregon celebrating contributions of immigrants to the local community. Find original photos taken by Gary Halvorson, in the Oregon State Archives Scenic Images Collection.