Voting organizers urge Latino voters to head to the polls
As Election Day draws near, organizers from Get Out The Vote and the New York Latino Civic Engagement Coalition took to the streets to encourage Latino voters to make their way to the polls.
According to the coalition, while over 50% of Bronx residents are Latino, they are still the community with the lowest voter turnout.
“The community needs access to information on how to vote,” said one organizer from the coalition. “What we’re doing today… is giving people the options that they have.”
Those who took to the streets to get the word out on voting say that the low voter turnout is not because the Latino community is uninterested, but rather that they don’t have access to proper resources.
The groups will also be heading out to other predominantly Latino areas in the city to encourage more voters to cast their ballot.