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This report examines voter registration and participation rates among Latinos in every presidential election since 1992.


All data on registration and voting found in this report were derived from the Voting and Registration Tables issued by the U.S. Census Bureau at


Latino voter registration rates reached an all-time high in the 2020 presidential election: 61.1% of all Latino citizens 18 years of age and older, rising from 57.3% in 2016. Latino voting rates (the percentage of Latinos eligible to vote who actually voted) also rose to a historic high of 53.7% in November 2020, increasing from 47.3% in 2016. The number of Latino votes in the 2020 election, approximately 16.5 million, was an extraordinary increase of 29.8% from the 12.7 million votes cast in 2016. Latino voters accounted for 10.2% of all votes cast in the 2020 presidential election, an increase from 9.2% in 2016.


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Citation information: Bergad, Laird W. and Luis A. Miranda, Jr. (2021). Latino Voter Registration and Participation Rates in the 2020 Presidential Election. New York, NY: Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.



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