Judge orders election assistance in Yup'ik
A federal judge ordered election officials in Alaska to provide more assistance to voters who speak Yup'ik.

Judge Timothy Burgess said the state must provide bilingual translators at polling stations, pre-election announcements and sample ballots in Yup'ik. The order applies to all state elections through the November election.

The order is temporary while Burgess resolves a lawsuit filed by the Native American Rights Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska on behalf of Yup'ik voters.

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