WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Latino Voters Breaking Records In Swing State Florida

Photo by Crystal Chavez

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

Latino voters are breaking records in Florida. The Latino early vote turnout has doubled from four years ago. That’s according to Mi Familia Vota, a civic engagement organization.

Executive Director Ben Monterroso said more than 320,000 Latinos have voted early so far in Florida, beating a former record of about 150,000.

“We saw this coming because we saw a record number of people registered to vote, a record number of people becoming citizens so they can participate in this election,” Monterroso said.

Monterroso said the rising number of Puerto Ricans in the state is behind much of the increase.

There are more than 2.5 million eligible Latino voters in Florida this year.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Crystal Chavez

Crystal Chavez

TOP