Korean translation glitch prompts voter guide fix
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officials say a translation error in California’s Korean-language voter guide has prompted the state to reprint and resend the paperwork to 27,000 residents.
Yongho Kim of the Korean Resource Center in Los Angeles says advocates told officials that the Korean translation of the guide stated that Proposition 30 would raise the sales tax by 25 cents instead of a quarter of a penny.
Secretary of state spokesperson Shannan Velayas said Wednesday that the two pages containing the error were revised and mailed to voters. The contractor who did the initial translation paid for the fix.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s initiative proposes a temporary quarter-cent increase in the statewide sales tax and higher income taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year to help fund schools.