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By P.C. Staff

A new voting project, VoterVOX, is underway to help Asian Americans be better represented in the voting polls. According to a 2012 exit poll from the American Legal Defense and Education Fund, nearly 1 in 4 Asian Americans prefer to vote with help from an interpreter or translated materials.

The finding is a major obstacle for many Asian American voters, prompting 18 Million Rising to fund VoterVOX. The project will combine both volunteer multilingual speakers with limited-English speakers to assist voters at the polls and provide information in their language. 18 Million Rising is crowdfunding VoterVox and is hoping to raise $50,000 by Sept. 2 as the nation begins to approach election season next year.