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Translation Advisory Council

Making Voting Accessible

This year the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division is making voting more accessible to Oregonians who speak languages other than English by translating the voters’ pamphlet. This work will be guided by a new Translation Advisory Council with members who have civic experience, language skills, and experience in impacted communities.

This project is the result of HB 3021, passed by the State Legislature in 2021. It requires that certain general, primary, and special election information in state and county voter pamphlets be translated into the state’s and each county’s most common languages.

For questions, please contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at TAC.info@sos.oregon.gov 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.