He volunteered at the polls for the first time after seeing a call for bilingual Chinese poll workers.
Under the Voting Rights Act, qualifying jurisdictions must have bilingual voting information and interpreters at the polls.
“For so many Asian American voters who are elderly or first-time voters, just seeing an Asian American poll worker is such a relief.
They feel so much more at ease,” said Jerry Vattamala, democracy program director at Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
Three-quarters of Asian American adults were born outside the United States, many in countries without democratic processes.