ORLANDO, Fla. (August 11, 2020) – In Central Florida, there are more than 2 million registered voters and hundreds of thousands more Hispanics are eligible to vote. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) launched the Hispanic Voter’s Guide, which is a resource that will help the local Hispanic community to get to know each candidate and encourage the community to get out and vote.
The Hispanic Voter’s Guide is tailored to educate the Hispanic voter about the electoral process, better understand the differences between local, state, and federal jurisdictions, and to meet the candidates in the Central Florida region. Hispanic registered voters in Florida have increased to a record 2.1 million people. Central Florida counties along the I-4 corridor account for some of the largest growths in registered Hispanic voters since 2016 throughout the state.
“This is the opportunity our community has to have their voice heard in local, regional and national government and decide on who will be making important decisions that impact the entire community,” said Gaby Ortigoni, HCCMO President & CEO. “It’s not only important to vote, but be an informed voter. That is why we made a Hispanic voter guide available to our community so when they head to the polls, they can make an educated choice,” added Ortigoni.
The Hispanic Voter’s Guide is available for free in English and Spanish. People can access the guide from the computer and or smartphone by going to the website is www.VotoHispanoCFL.com and www.HispanicVoteCFL.com for the resource.
As part of the commitment of HCCMO to engage Hispanics with the electoral process, and after the success of the Virtual Hispanic Political Hob Nob on July 23 that reached more than 20,000 people, HCCMO be hosting a second Virtual Hispanic Political Hob Nob right before the general election to be held in November. HCCMO’s General Election Political Hob Nob will be happening on Thursday, October 22, 2020, and the event will be held virtually. Registration is now open. HCCMO does not endorse any candidate for any public office or political party.