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This Election, Are You A Young Latino Voting For The First Time?

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Every 30 seconds, a young Latino in the United States turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote.

That's about 66,000 new Latino voters every month and 800,000 every year, according to the Pew Research Center.Presidential candidates are rushing to see how they will engage with this group and drive up voter turnout. 

This year, 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote, making Latinos the largest minority voting bloc in the electorate. WLRN has partnered with "The World" for a project called "Every 30 Seconds." Ahead of the 2020 election, we'll be taking an in-depth look at this important voting bloc, including the complexities of demographics, the candidates and issues that matters to young Latinos.

We'd like to hear from young Latinos in South Florida who this year will be voting for the first time. Are you 17 or 18 and thinking about voting? Respond in our form below and a reporter may follow up.

Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. Her work involves distributing and amplifying WLRN's journalism on social media, managing WLRN's social accounts, writing and editing newsletters, and leading audience-listening efforts. Reach out via email at klcohen@wlrnnews.org.
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