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Interpreters help voters cast their ballots in Nebraska

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A clerk with Dakota County says the Department of Justice requires them to provide those interpreters. A clerk with Dakota County says the Department of Justice requires them to provide those interpreters.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -

Polling places in South Sioux City, Nebraska are providing interpreters for Spanish-speakers and Somalians.

A clerk with Dakota County says the Department of Justice requires them to provide those interpreters, based on census results.

A number of Somalians work at Tyson's South Sioux plant.

Mohamed Kulmiye says it's been busy throughout the afternoon.

"They don't speak English. So, today's the election day and today's the last day for it. I'm so happy to help out the people, especially the Somalian people," said Mohamed Kulmiye, Somalian translator.

In the first few hours on the job, Kulmiye says he helped about 20 people vote at the First Lutheran and City Hall locations.

He guesses he might see a dozen more, if second shifters from Tyson come out later Tuesday.

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