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Gabe Osterhout

Gabe Osterhout

Gabe Osterhout is a research associate at the Idaho Policy Institute in Boise State University’s School of Public Service. He conducts research on a range of state and local issues, including transportation, education, arts, census participation and voting rights. Osterhout holds degrees from The College of Idaho and King’s College London and teaches political science courses.

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Some Idahoans can now vote in Spanish, Native languages: Who’s covered and what it means

By: , and - May 16, 2022

In Tuesday’s primary election, several Idaho counties must provide voting assistance in non-English languages. For most, this will be their first time doing so. Since its initial passage, the Voting Rights Act has sought to increase participation in elections by historically excluded groups. A 1975 amendment to the act, known as Section 203, extends protections […]