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[VIDEO] Bengali on the Ballot?

Charlotte Stafford, Bangladeshi Beat Reporter~

Produced by Christina Thorne~

Under the Federal Voting Rights Act, more than 5,000 Bengali speakers in Queens should have been able to cast their ballot in Bengali – or Bangla, as some natives call it. But ballot translations were not completed in time. The NYC Board of Elections has not explained just what went wrong. Charlotte Stafford visits Jackson Heights to see if it will effect voter turnout in the Bangladeshi community.

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