The commencement of the 2024 election season is marked by the initiation of voting in Iowa on January 15. This period encompasses the presidential primaries and caucuses across the country, extending until June.
Hispanic eligible voters tend to be younger than eligible voters overall, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. Only 33% of Latino eligible voters are ages 50 and older, compared with 48% of all U.S. eligible voters.
Knowing the voting requirements before heading to the polls is essential, as the rules can be complex. Are you eligible to vote in the primary? Is pre-registration necessary? What kind of identification, if any, is needed? We at Latino News Network (LNN) want to help you find the answers to these questions.
This year, instead of caucuses, Nevada will conduct presidential primaries; however, the Nevada Republican Party and the Republican National Committee will not acknowledge the results. The state party will organize its independent caucus to select its presidential nominee.
Due to redistricting in 2021, there might have been alterations in the boundaries of your state legislative and U.S. congressional districts. Litigation regarding state legislative districts is still underway. To locate your districts, you can utilize this online tool.
In 2016, Donald Trump secured his presidential victory by gaining support from the working class, a group traditionally associated with the Democratic Party. However, in the 2020 election, Joe Biden managed to defeat Trump with the help of a diverse electoral coalition, including significant support from Latino voters. In Nevada, Biden won 60 percent of the Latino vote, a factor that greatly contributed to his victory.
Even now, Hispanic voters in Nevada continue to show a preference for Biden and the Democratic Party. In a direct comparison, Biden surpasses Trump among Hispanic voters by a margin of 50.3 percent to 36.9 percent, with 12.7 percent undecided. Although this represents a significant advantage for Biden, it falls short of the 60 percent support he received in 2020.
According to Hispanic Nevadans, their top concern is inflation and the state of the economy, with 36.4 percent listing it as their primary issue. Republicans had hoped to capitalize on this concern in the 2022 races but were unsuccessful in doing so. The second most pressing concern for Hispanic Nevadans is threats to democracy, which holds greater significance for them compared to their counterparts in Arizona, Florida, and Texas.
According to a poll commissioned by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), conducted between Oct. 17 and Nov. 6, it was found that the majority of working-class voters in Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the population, believe that their group is worse off today compared to 40 years ago. The poll included 454 voters and had a margin of error of 6.2 percentage points.
On the other hand, a separate poll conducted by GOP-aligned Cygnal surveyed 300 Hispanic voters in Nevada from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, with a margin of error of 5.57 percentage points. The poll revealed that Democrats still hold advantages, but there are some potential opportunities for Republicans, particularly among younger Hispanic voters. Pollster John Rogers stated that there are “glimmers of opportunity” for the GOP in this regard.
For the upcoming election, the Democratic and Republican parties will hold caucuses in Iowa, Idaho, and Wyoming. However, only the Republican party will conduct caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, and Utah.
Registration deadlines and requirements differ across states. In 42 states and the District of Columbia, online registration is available. Additionally, in 22 states and D.C., you can register and vote on the same day. If you choose this route, it is vital to have proof of your residence ready, such as a driver’s license or ID card. Some states may accept documents like paychecks or utility bills with your address as proof of residency. In certain states, same-day registrants may need to sign an affidavit or take an oath attesting to their eligibility and confirming that they still need to vote.
Under the “motor voter” law, states must allow individuals to register at motor vehicle offices. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, approximately one-third of all voter registration applications are submitted through motor vehicle offices annually.
After hosting the Democratic National Convention in 1996, the event will return to Chicago on August 19-22, 2024, at the United Center. The 2024 Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held July 15 to 18 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.