I requested a vote by mail ballot a few weeks ago, and I was excited to see it in the mail today.

I opened it up and the sample ballot is in English, but the official ballot is in Spanish. Wtf? Yes, I’m Hispanic, but I don’t read or speak Spanish. Nor does my dad who also received a Spanish one. We’ve never requested anything to be sent to us in Spanish, and on the website it says you have to call if you need a ballot in a language other than English. Did they just assume based on where we live, and/or our last name that we needed a Spanish one?

I also helped request vote by mail ballots for other relatives who don’t read Spanish. I hope they don’t have the same issue.