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Why California's Latino Voters Might Be Up For Grabs in 2024

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A woman has her back turned showing a jean jacket with an image in the middle, to the left of a sign with an American flag that reads "Vote."
Voting booths in front of an altar for Día de los Muertos during the Latino Mock Voting event organized by The League of United Latin American Citizens in Tulare on Nov. 1, 2023.  (Zaydee Sanchez/CalMatters.)

Latino voters are likely to play a big role in determining the outcome of races up and down the state and up and down the ballot this year. About a quarter of the Latinos who are eligible to vote in the entire nation live here in California. But for candidates trying to win over Latino voters, there are some obstacles. For a better sense of the state’s growing Latino electorate, Scott Shafer spoke with Matt Barreto of the Latino Policy and Politics Institute at UCLA.


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