Addressing lack of diversity, Santa Clara Districts 2, 3 will vote for city council this November, court says

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara will be divided into six separate voting districts for city council elections, following a May ruling that at-large voting has prevented Asian Americans from being elected since the city’s inception, Santa Clara County Superior Court decided the morning of July 23. The current system allows Santa Clara residents to […]

Limited English proficiency plays role in CA’s low voter turnout rates of Asians and Latinos

One in nine eligible California voters speaks only limited English, and many of them don’t know what help and services are available to them in the electoral process, according to a new report released by The Greenlining Institute in late February. In California, the voter registration and turnout rates of Asians and Latinos continue to […]

High numbers of California’s Asian American voters still undecided

Many Asian American voters are undecided on key candidate races and ballot measures in the lead-up to the Nov. 4 election, according to a new analysis by the Field Poll’s Mark DiCamillo. The trend tracks with other surveys that have found Asian American voters in California showing more ambiguity than white, Latino and African American […]

Political parties ignore API vote at their peril

In Orange County, California, home to Little Saigon and the largest Vietnamese American population outside of Vietnam, a whopping 19 Vietnamese American candidates are vying for 20 open seats this November. For the community, ethnic loyalties are helping to galvanize an electorate largely ignored by Republicans and Democrats alike. It’s a pattern playing out in […]

Korean Americans faced voting barriers, study finds

NEW YORK — While Asian Americans turned out in record numbers in the 2012 presidential elections, a high number of Korean American voters faced voting problems, according to a new analysis by the Asian American Legal Defense Fund released March 27. The analysis was based on interviews with nearly 1,000 Korean American voters in six […]

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