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CB11-CN.187

Contact:  Public Information Office
301-763-3030/763-3762 (fax)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011

Media Advisory — Census Bureau to Hold Webinar Prior to Releasing List of Jurisdictions Required to Offer Language Assistance to Voters

What:

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar to discuss the upcoming release of a list of jurisdictions that must provide language assistance to voters. Under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, jurisdictions must provide assistance to specific minority groups who are unable to speak or understand English adequately enough to participate in the electoral process. This is the first time American Community Survey estimates will be used to determine the list of jurisdictions.

The event will consist of an audio conference and online presentation. The webinar will explain background information on Section 203, how the list of jurisdictions is determined and provide information on the upcoming release. It will conclude with a question-and-answer session for reporters. We suggest participants log in and call in early.

When:

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, 1 p.m. (EDT)

Who:

Cathy McCully, chief, Census Redistricting Data Office
Rod Little, associate director, Research and Methodology Directorate

Details:

Audio conference ― access information
Toll free number: 1-888-324-8115
Participant passcode: CENSUS
Note: Stay on the line until operator asks for the passcode. Do not key in passcode.

Online presentation ― access information
Please login early, as some setup is required.

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

Conference number: PW8555041
Audience passcode: CENSUS

If closed captioning required: http://livewrite.nccsite.com/view/cb1011

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: September 09, 2014