Monitor Those Asian Americans (No Really - Do Monitor Please)

Monday, November 07, 2011

It's not like someone watching over your back is bad thing all the time and while most of the time you should be cringing when you hear the words "monitor" and "Asian Americans" in the same sentence - in this case - I'm thinking it's a good thing.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund said it will send attorneys, law students, and community volunteers to document any voting barriers faced by Asian American voters in Tuesday's municipal elections.

The group wants make sure Asian language ballots, interpreters, and voting materials are available. The group also wants to monitor voter identification requirements and whether provisional ballots are offered to individuals whose names don't appear on voter lists.

Damn straight.