National grouping to launch voter registration drive in FL

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 12:42 PM

The Washington-based National Council of La Raza will keep a news conference Thursday morning in Miami to announce its plans. With nearly five million Hispanics, the state has the country'south third-largest Hispanic population.

National grouping to launch voter registration drive in FL

The nation'south largest Hispanic civil rights organization is launching a major voter registration drive in the battleground state of FL that'll comprise door-to-door canvassing and an online app designed to reach millions of potential voters.

The Washington-based National Council of La Raza will keep a news conference Thursday morning in Miami to announce its plans.

With nearly five million Hispanics, the state has the country'south third-largest Hispanic population. About 2.6 million Hispanics are eligible to vote, but less than 1.8 million are registered, according to FL election officials.

Hispanics in FL are a diverse lot. Nationwide, Mexican-Americans create up the vast majority of Hispanic voters. In Florida, Cubans and Puerto Ricans represent the bulk of state's voters.

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