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Hispanic/Latino Voter Toolkit

¡Tu voto importa!
Hispanics and Latinos make up the largest minority group in the United States. 
Regardless, Latinos and Hispanics make up only 1% of all elected officials 
and have the lowest registration and voter turnout rate of all
major racial and ethnic groups.

Every eligible voter and cast vote matters when representing Hispanic and Latino interests nationwide.

30

every

seconds

A Latino citizen turns 18 years old

30%

about

in 2020

Hispanic voter turnout increased

of the U.S.
population

19%

Hispanics
and Latinos
make up 
about
If you are a U.S. Citizen, you are entitled to vote in federal elections
The fifteenth amendment of the United States Constitution prevents states from denying the right to vote on grounds of “race, color, or previous conditions of servitude.” 

Eligibility
Everyone who is eligible to vote must be registered to vote in the state in which they reside.

In order to be eligible to vote, you must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Meet your state’s residence requirements
  • Be 18 years old on or before Election Day
    • You can register before turning 18 if you will be 18 by Election Day
  • Be registered to vote before your state’s voter registration deadline
    (North Dakota does not require voter registration)
To Vote
Register, make a plan (in-person, by mail/ absentee, or early voting), and don’t forget to inform yourself on what is on the ballot and your state's voter ID requirements
  • Check the voter registration deadline in your state (use our state guides below!)
  • Register either online or by filling out a paper form (can be looked up, printed, and mailed to the board of election of the county one is voting in)
  • Inform yourself if you are eligible to vote absentee, early, or on Election Day

Voting on Election Day

Know where and when to vote and what form of ID needs to be presented

Absentee Voting or Voting by Mail 

Absentee allows voters to vote early either by mail or drop box

  • Check how to request an absentee ballot and deadlines

 

Early Voting

Vote in person before Election Day

  • Check when it starts and when it ends

  • You are able to view a sample ballot on your secretary of state's website

State Resources

District of Columbia

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columba
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

National Resources

Language Access Reports

Fair Elections Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund collaborated on the three "Guides to Language Access.” These guides clarify requirements and opportunities to provide assistance, provide background on the issue, and outline best practices beyond the minimum requirements of the federal law along with concrete examples for three audiences: election officials, policymakers, and community leaders. Each audience plays a crucial role in reaching and helping language minority communities participate in our elections.

Voto Latino

 

Voto Latino is a civic engagement organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, they shepherd the Latinx community towards full realization of its political power.

With Voto Latino you can register to vote, check your registration, or request an absentee ballot. 

 

The Voto Latino website can be translated into Spanish. Just click “Español” in top right corner of the page!

 

Voto Latino also has easy-to-access resources explaining the importance of the Hispanic/Latinx vote and informing on issues that may matter to Hispanic/Latinx voters.

PoderLatinx

PoderLatinx is a civic and social justice organization dedicated to strengthening the political power of the Latinx community across the country.

Their mission is to build a sustained progressive voting bloc of Latinxs in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Washington. They do this by leading an integrated voter engagement program where all aspects of voter engagement, issue-based campaigns, leadership development, voting reform and protection, and narrative change form a continuous cycle of political consciousness.

They host multiple valuable programs for young Latina/x voters who want to get involved in advocating for their communities. 

UnidosUS

UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization.

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