Hall County voter roll
Eligible voters: 106,421
Eligible Latino/Hispanic: 7,062
Active voters: 87,545
Active Latino/Hispanic: 5,209
Inactive voters: 18,876
Inactive Latino/Hispanic: 1,853
Active voters: 81,535
Active Latino/Hispanic: 3,822
Active voters: 85,085
Active Latino/Hispanic: 4,073
Important election dates
Deadline to register to vote: Oct. 11
Early voting starts: Oct. 17
Election Day: Nov. 8
Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall’s elections draws near.
More than 1,000 local Hispanics have joined the voter rolls in the last 12 months, and more than 500 since April, according to numbers from the Hall County Elections Office.
“I think that that points to the interest in the presidential election,” said Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. “The Latino community has certainly heard the stark differences between the candidates.”
There are currently 5,209 active Latino voters in Hall, up from just 3,822 in the 2014 election cycle.
And that number could grow given that more than 1,800 are considered inactive.
Both active and inactive voters are eligible to cast a ballot on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee said there are about 3,000 more eligible voters overall in Hall this year compared with last.
Coming into the year, Latinos made up 2.1 percent of Georgia’s 4.9 million voters, while whites accounted for 58.2 percent and African-Americans 29.3 percent.
The share of the Latino vote is likely to grow by the time registration concludes.
“That number is actually bigger than what the official numbers are,” Gonzalez said, adding that Latinos are sometimes classified under other racial categories.
Gonzalez’s organization has been active in Hall this year canvassing the streets, local university campuses and public events to register voters.
“And that’s going to continue,” Gonzalez said.
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