ReportsOctober 1, 2012

A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged That of Whites, Blacks

Due to their ongoing population growth, Latinos comprise a greater share of the nation’s eligible voters than they did just a few years ago—11.0% this year, up from 9.5% in 2008 and 8.2% in 2004. However, the turnout rate of eligible Latino voters has historically lagged that of whites and blacks by substantial margins.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Alabama

There are 45,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Alabama, 1% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Arizona

There are 824,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Arizona, 19% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Arkansas

There are 51,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Arkansas, 2% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: California

There are 5.9 million eligible Hispanic voters in California, 26% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Colorado

There are 484,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Colorado, 14% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Connecticut

There are 239,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Connecticut, 9% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: District of Columbia

There are 22,000 eligible Hispanic voters in the District of Columbia, 5% of all eligible voters in the district.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Florida

There are 2.1 million eligible Hispanic voters in Florida, 16% of all eligible voters in the state.

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Latinos in the 2012 Election: Georgia

There are 220,000 eligible Hispanic voters in Georgia, 3% of all eligible voters in the state.