Mayor urges immigrants to register to vote

Officials announced Thursday the release of new voter registration forms in five languages: Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic.

Officials announced Thursday the release of new voter registration forms in five languages: Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic. (7/14/16)

BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is looking to encourage the immigrant community to register to vote in the upcoming election.

Officials announced Thursday the release of new voter registration forms in five languages: Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic. The languages will be added to the forms that are already available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla.

Brooklyn City Councilman Mark Treyger says the next step is to help immigrant community members vote on Election Day.

The deadline to register for a primary party is Aug. 19. The Campaign Finance Board is encouraging everyone to register early to make sure everything is processed correctly.

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