By Associated Press
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A small, diverse Detroit-area community has agreed to provide election ballots in the Bengali language.
A federal judge signed off on a settlement between Hamtramck and lawyers who represented a woman who speaks Bengali and has limited English skills, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“For many years I struggled to vote because I couldn’t understand the ballot and needed the help of my children to translate it,” Rahima Begum said.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund said it sued after Hamtramck failed to honor requests for voter assistance, which is required under federal law under certain circumstances, the Free Press reported.