National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating democracy and was first observed in 2012. This year, National Voter Registration Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 26th – marking the importance and impact of voting in each and every election.
Thanks to the Same Day Registration, Colorado was one of the sixth highest-ranking states for voter participation in 2016 among other same day registration states. Despite this high ranking, we know from the Latino Data Project’s data that only 57% of the eligible Hispanic electorate actually registered in Colorado. Imagine what the Latino voting power could be if all the eligible 213,000 Hispanics registered and became frequent voters!
- In 2012 Latinos represented 14.3% of the electorate
- In 2016 Latinos represented 16% of the vote
- The potential influence of the Latino voters will continue to grow.
- When matched with Black (4.2%) and Asian (2.6%) voters, the power of the people-of-color vote could not be ignored.
This year, ballots will be mailed to all registered Colorado voters on or around October 23, 2017 for the election on November 7, 2017.
Eligible Colorado voters can register and fill out a ballot up through election day.
If you need help in planning Latino outreach for your program, contact us here.