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Mobilizing the Vote: Latinos and Immigrants in the 2002 Midterm Election

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): NCLR; NCLR

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Noncitizens; Voter registration; Ethnic communities

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


This update includes a focus on the Latino electorate as well as on immigrant voters who may or may not be Hispanic, but whose demographic characteristics have much in common with Latinos in terms of population growth and distribution, and the proportion who participate in elections. Second, this study updates survey data with a variety of new, more recent sources, and highlights a number of community-based efforts aimed at increasing the participation of this segment of the electorate. Finally, it includes a preliminary assessment of November 2002 election results.