NAPLES,Fla.- Two officials from the Department of Justice were in Collier County today making sure they are meeting compliance with bilingual requirements.
Tim Durham with the Collier Supervisor of Elections Office says he doesn't know why the DOJ selected Collier County, but says he's not concerned about the review.
"We're a county that does have the Spanish requirement but I don't know why we were specifically chosen, we did ask them that and they didn't explain the selections process," he says.
He says they have not heard any complaints from voters on the issue, and already provide all voting materials in English and Spanish.
"I'm so confident in what we do, I know we have good election workers, we train them well. I"m totally confident we'll pass with flying colors," he says.
The DOJ would not say exactly which precincts the two representatives would visit, but we do know they stopped in at the Max Hasse Community Center in Golden Gate.
Durham says the DOJ notified them about the visit last week.
Voter Felipe Medina says he's glad to see both languages on the ballot. "We have a lot of Spanish-speaking people here, my parents for example, they only speak Spanish," he says.
Voter turnout in Collier County is expected to be a little lower than in 2010. Durham predicted about 26% of voters would cast ballots between election day, absentee voting, and early voting.
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