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Salem, OR—Oregon Secretary of State will begin recruiting today for a new Translation Advisory Council to guide the translation of the state voters’ pamphlet and voters’ pamphlets in Oregon counties. House Bill 3021 passed in 2021 and requires the Secretary of State to produce translated versions of voters’ pamphlets and created the Translation Advisory Council to help guide that work.

"Every Oregonian deserves the opportunity to participate in civic life in our State,” said Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. “The Translation Advisory Council is a great opportunity to help shape a critical part of that work, and to begin removing barriers to voting for people who speak languages other than English.”

To be a member of the Translation Advisory Council, a person must be qualified to be an Oregon voter, have civic service and lived experience in a community served by translated voters’ pamphlets or be proficient in English and one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mien, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese.

Applications to the council can be submitted online at this link: https://www.oregon.gov/languages/Pages/application...

Interested applicants should apply no later than 5:00 pm on June 1, 2022.

Additional information about the application is available on the Translation Advisory Council’s webpage: http://oregon.gov/languages

Contact Information

Ben Morris
971-209-5521
ben.morris@sos.oregon.gov

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