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Chart: How Latinos See Voting amid the Pandemic

September 16, 2020

August polling of Latino voters in six states—Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas—found that COVID-19 is their top concern. @paolanagovitch looks at how Latinos are feeling about top issues, voting by mail, and more.

As the United States gears up for an election in the middle of a pandemic, questions surrounding absentee and mail-in voting are on everyone's minds. Those concerns have not escaped the U.S. Latino population, a group that’s been disproportionally affected—both in terms of the health toll and economic harm—by the pandemic. 

On top of that, in 2020, the Latino bloc will become the largest bloc of eligible minority voters at 32 million strong for the first time ever. An August poll conducted by Latino Decisions and the African American Research Collaborative for the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information surveyed Latino and Black voters in six battleground states for each group––Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas for Latinos and Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas for Black Americans––about voting by mail. The poll found that, while Latinos have mixed feelings and confidence when it comes to mail-in voting, a majority would like to receive more information on how to mail in their ballots in their respective states. 

Find out how to vote by mail in each state.