The race for Attorney General is the closest of all the statewide contests. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he wants another four years to continue what he says have been numerous successes, while his opponent, John Cahill says the incumbent has not been aggressive enough and too cozy with the political establishment in Albany.
The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.
The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.
MONTICELLO – The Sullivan County Board of Elections and the State Attorney General’s Office have finalized an agreement for the board to provide Spanish language materials and access on and before Election Day.
The board began offering the bilingual services last August and had Spanish language ballots available for those voters in need of them last November.
Republican Elections Commissioner Rodney Gaebel said on Wednesday the county must, among other things, provide Spanish speaking poll watchers on Election Day.