Taxis Offer Latinos Free Ride to the Polls

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Two taxi services organized by the Utah Coalition of La Raza, the Mexican Civic Center and the "Pulso Latino" radio program will provide Latinos a free ride to the polls so that they can perform their civic duty, reports Fox News Latino. The service aims to promote Latinos to come to the polls. This is the first year that Utah will have ballots available in Spanish.

Raul Ramirez, manager of Taxis Las Aguias, and Esteban Santos, manager of Grillos Taxi, said Tuesday that their services will be offered only to those in the Salt Lake City area. Currently, 42,000 Latinos live in the area, of whom slightly less than 2,000 are estimated to be eligible to vote. 

"This year, when for the first time Latino voters in Salt Lake County will be able to vote in Spanish, Latinos should be aware that their vote can also make a difference in local elections, specifically in the election for the mayor of Salt Lake City," Tony Yapias, host of "Pulso Latino" and president of the Utah Latino Project, told Efe.

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