California poll workers to receive training on how to assist transgender, gender non-conforming voters

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10/28/2019

California will train poll workers to better assist transgender and gender non-conforming voters in next year’s presidential elections. The state has partnered with Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, in an effort to boost LGBTQ civic engagement in 2020, and to protect the voting rights of people whose gender identity might not match the information on electoral registers. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a Democrat, announced the initiative Friday. “Every eligible voter has a right to cast a ballot free from any unnecessary burdens or intimidation,” Padilla said in a statement. “Elections officials have a duty to facilitate the participation of all eligible voters,” he added.

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