The State of California Orange County registrar was embarrassed by a series of errors in the recent election that included improper Vietnamese translation and precincts running out of Spanish ballots on Election Day. Now call me racist and offensive if you will, but last time I checked only U.S. citizens are legally permitted to vote. The fact we dont make any attempt to enforce this little technicality annoys me. It is also a fact that non-citizens vote all the time. That we need to have ballots printed in Spanish and Vietnamese to be valid also tends to bother me some too, although I have mixed feelings since I dont want any citizen to be deprived of their right to vote because they lack the ability to read the ballot. But if they have their citizenship shouldnt they at least know enough English to read a ballot printed in English? I thought you had to pass a certain level of English on a test as part of the process to get your citizenship. That is the way it used to be. Have they changed that requirement for citizenship? I really dont know. Why dont we verify citizenship when one registers to vote? Do we really have to print ballots in dozens of languages? What are your thoughts on this?