California`s Polyglot Voter Registration Forms: Invite The World, Then Register Them To Vote!

Mickey Kaus is annoyed to find that the Government of California asks for his race on the online forms to register to vote. [State Your Race, Daily Caller, January 11, 2013] It doesn`t have to—California is not subject to the federal Voting Rights Act restrictions that Southern states still labor under.

It turns out that if you look at the national version of the sign-up card, with instructions on how to register in any state of the Union, [PDF] the California version says to leave the part about race blank.

But here is something different from the registration page at the California Secretary of State`s site.

You may also print out a blank form to complete by hand. October 22, 2012, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2012, General Election.

Those languages, in which American citizens are registering to vote, are, in order: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Questions:

  1. If all these people are citizens, didn`t they pass a language test?
  2. Do the foreign-language forms ask Japanese, Thai, and Khmer immigrants what race they are?
  3. Where the hell`s the Armenian form?