A record 8 million Latinos are likely to vote in the November elections this year, said the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
The group also projects that by 2016, 28 million Latinos will be eligible to vote, up from the current 25 million.
“Looking to the future, the Latino electorate is expected to nearly double within the
next generation, or two decades, alone,” NALEO said in a report it released Tuesday on voter projections. “The Latino community has established itself as a decisive force in America’s political process.”