In Florida, election supervisors often provide information about voting in a variety of languages other than English.
In South Florida, for example, it almost goes without saying that government websites need to be built in both English and Spanish. Many government websites, such as the one built for the Miami-Dade elections supervisor, are designed by developers so that they can be easily translated into more than two dozen languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu.
But Pinellas elections supervisor Deborah Clark has gotten one step further and made her department’s website is available in Klingon.
Yes, that Klingon.
In case you are not familiar, Klingon is the language of the warrior species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.
For the record, there are no Klingons residing in Pinellas County. Yet Supervisor Clark allowed her website to be able to be translated into Klingon, perhaps in the off-chance that Michael Dorn, the actor who portrayed a Klingon character in Star Trek: The Next Generation, moved to, say, Clearwater Beach.
Klingons may be interested in reviewing the unofficial results by precinct, or unofficial ghot’e’ pong Precinct, of Tuesday’s GOP primary in the special election in Florida’s 13th congressional district.
Klingons may also be interested in updating their address, or chaq SoQ choH, before ballots go out in three weeks for the general election between Republican David Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink.
Supervisor Clark should be commended for reaching out, not just to different ethnicities and races, but across the Neutral Zone, to ensure all voters, regardless of planet of origin, have the information they need to vote.