Voter Engagement

Latinos voting early in California in big numbers

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — With early voting underway across America, two things are becoming clear – a surge of Latino voters is showing up at the polls – and it could help shape the outcome of the election.

Jose Pinal is a college student and a phone bank worker at the south bay labor council in San Jose. He says the Spanish speaking voters he calls are already getting out to the polls.

Additional 4 million Latino voters eligible this election from 2012

As many as 15 million Latinos are projected to cast ballots in 2016, according to a national tracking poll from Latino Decisions.

Enthusiasm is high among Latino voters and several participated in a last minute push on Monday to get out the vote at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church in San Jose.