Georgia county working to hire Spanish-speaking poll workers

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By: Associated Press
February 24, 2018

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- One of Georgia's largest counties is trying to hire hundreds of Spanish-speaking poll workers for upcoming elections.

Gwinnett County Elections Director Lynn Ledford says she needs more than 2,000 poll workers before May's primary elections, including 350 who are fluent in both English and Spanish.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Gwinnett County is the first and only community in Georgia to receive a U.S. Census Bureau designation mandating that it offer voter materials and assistance in Spanish.

Gwinnett County is home to an estimated 171,000 Latinos. One recent study found that it had more than 44,000 registered Latino voters during 2016's presidential election.

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