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As early voting begins, Latinos hope to have a greater impact (Audio)

Early voting [1] in North Carolina kicked off this morning (Oct. 20th) and runs through November 5th.

One group hoping to have greater influence this election cycle is registered Latino voters.

In 20102 there were 169,000 eligible Latino voters in North Carolina, but only about 95,000 voted.

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta [2], who was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, says convincing those who stayed away from the polls last time to vote this year could greatly impact the anti-immigrant agenda.

The Hispanic population accounts for 2 percent of registered voters in North Carolina.

Click below to hear more from Policy Watch’s interview with Huerta.

To find an early voting site in your county, click here [1].