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Gwinnett County Sends First Bilingual Letter To Voters

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Gwinnett County announced Tuesday that it sent out 12,000 letters in English and Spanish to inform voters in two cities about changes to their polling locations.

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It's the county's first bilingual mailing required under the Voting Rights Act because Gwinnett has become what's known as a language-minority jurisdiction.    

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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The BronzeLens Film Festival is in its eight year. Along with screening films from around the country focusing on African-American stories and filmmakers, BronzeLens honors industry leaders and hosts panels, master classes and luncheons.

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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Atlantans will find out soon how big the field of candidates is in the cities mayoral race. Nine major candidates and several other hopefuls must take the step of paying a $5,500 qualifying fee this week.

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Dr. Harvey Newman, professor emeritus at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, said a candidate must have the ability to survive in such a large field.