2018 Latino Voting Guide in Bay Area

2018 Latino Voting Guide in Bay Area

In California, we have 7 million Latino voters. Let’s make our voices heard!

Please find below your polling place, voting rights, vital phone numbers and 2 videos.

Hey! Do you know exactly what to vote on!

Below is a list of recommended candidates and measures, derived from great reliable sources in our Bay Area.

 

First, let’s talk about our Latino challenge:

48% of Hispanic eligible voters turned out to vote in 2012, down from 49.9% in 2008.

By comparison, the 2012 [the last voting period] turnout rate among blacks was 66.6% and among whites was 64.1%, both significantly higher than the turnout rate among Hispanics.

Now, the solution:

Let’s face it! The voting guide we receive in the mail is bulky. It doesn’t make it easy to vote, so many set it aside.

We feel the solution is a simple guide on what to vote for; like candidates, measures an ballots. And this simple guide should be based on recommendations from great reliable Bay Area sources. We’ve listed these below.

 

Here’s 5 sources we respect!

1. This link is the easiest because it’s laid out in one page for a simple read.

California Democratic Club

2. Here’s the most complete voting guide, outlining all the candidates and ballot measures.

Latino Community Foundation

3. A list of propositions only.

League of Women’s voters

4. Their Bay Area chapter covers the counties of SF, Alameda, Marin and Contra Costa.

Sierra Club

5. This Bay Area newspaper does the most extensive reporting.

SF Chronicle

 

More reading:

 

Did you know? Know your rights!

 

Bay Area Latina is ready!

 

Videos:

 

 

Find your polling place!

  • Find your polling place here:
  • Provisional ballot? Get more info here

Questions? Need to report a problem about your polling place? Visit the nonpartisan Election Protection website or call one of the Election Protection hotline numbers:

866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English (Led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)

888-Ve-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682– Bilingual: English & Spanish (Led NALEO Education Fund)

888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Bilingual: English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog (Led by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice—AAJC)

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