Mobilizing the Vote: Latinos and Immigrants in the 2002 Midterm Election
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Hispanic population; Noncitizens; Voter registration; Ethnic communities
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.