In The Community

curly haired latina casting her ballot at the voting station

This article is part of a series sponsored by and developed in partnership with AltaMed Health Services. AltaMed is on a mission to eliminate disparities in healthcare access and outcomes by providing superior quality health and human services through an integrated delivery system for Latino, multi-ethnic and often-overlooked communities in Southern California.

In states like California, where election results can often take weeks after the polls close to finalize, the civic power of the Latino community came into full view once all votes were counted. Despite historical and structural barriers to the ballot box, nearly 30 percent of Latino voters voted early, a sign of increased engagement from the community.

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