In the elections in the U.S. in 2020 will be the first to vote in the Ukrainian language. This decision was made in the administration of cook County in Illinois, which includes Chicago and suburbs, informs “Voice of America”.
The Ukrainian language will be available to voters during all stages of elections at all levels – presidential and parliamentary, and local.
“The Ukrainian language will be in the bulletins on electronic signs at stations to vote. Moreover, there is also the opportunity to listen to audio for people who can’t read, the activist said Mila meadow. – There will also be signs with signs at the polls – input, output where to go. That is the whole election process will be translated into Ukrainian language. This is a truly historic decision and a great achievement for the whole Ukrainian community.”
But Ukrainian authorities will use in the electoral process 12 different languages, including Polish and Russian.
According to Lugovoi, American politicians are interested in this extension as it will give the opportunity to involve the election of people who are not fluent in English and do not understand the intricacies of the electoral process.
“If the whole process translated into Ukrainian – for example, the programs of the candidates, if you explain who is elected and what functions will this person perform, what are the functions of the position implies, then people will select more thoughtfully and consciously. Consequently, will be more interested in the elections,” the activist said.
Translation will be to engage a certified company, and then Ukrainian activists it again check for compliance.
“Every word is very important, and some words have double meanings. And if the voters then people will say that it is a word misunderstood, respectively, the ballot and the voice of this person can be invalidated,” said Lugovoi.
Chicago is home to more than 46,000 Ukrainians.
Election of the President of the United States, as well as members of the house of representatives and some senators will be held on 3 November.