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Asian Americans at the Ballot Box: The 2006 General Election in Orange County

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

Author(s): Daniel Kikuo Ichinose

Funder(s): Chung Ying Tang Foundation

Funder(s): Chung Ying Tang Foundation

Topic: Politics (Political parties and groups)
Politics (Elections and voting)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: Asian Americans; civic engagement; voting; Orange County

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

To better understand and promote the political participation of the county's fastest growing major racial group, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC) and Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) have partnered to bring you Asian Americans at the Ballot Box: The 2006 General Election in Orange County.

The report provides a snapshot of Asian American political participation in Orange County during the 2006 General Election and answers a number of important questions. How many Asian Americans voted, both countywide and by city? How large was the Asian American immigrant electorate? Were Asian Americans more likely to vote at the polls or by mail? As the 2008 Presidential Election
approaches, the report will help community organizations, political campaigns, and others working to encourage political participation among Asian Americans better utilize limited resources to target assistance to those most in need.