October 3, 2006

Percent of Hispanics Eligible to Vote

39%

That’s the percentage of Hispanics who are eligible voters, compared with 77% of whites and 65% of blacks.

Eligible voters make up a significantly smaller share of the Hispanic population than in other racial/ethnic groups. That’s because so many Latinos are either adults who are not citizens or citizens who are not yet of voting age. For example, 39% of Hispanics are eligible voters compared with 77% of whites and 65% of blacks. Read More