Two-thirds of voters of color, including LGBTQ people of color, plan to vote early or by mail

August 7, 2020

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John Riley

Voters of color, including LGBTQ people of color, overwhelmingly favor allowing mail-in voting as an option amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Almost half of them, or 48%, say they intend to cast their vote that way, with another 20% saying they’ll take advantage of early voting in states that offer it, according to research from a group of civil and voting rights organizations.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGTBQ organization, and HIT Strategies, in partnership with Latino Victory Foundation, the NAACP, UnidosUS, and Woke Vote, have released the first result of a national survey of voters of color that measures support for vote by mail ahead of an election where millions more voters are expected to vote via mail-in (also known as absentee) ballots.

The survey, conducted between June 29-July 10, consisted of 800 non-white voters, of varying political viewpoints, with a 200 person oversample each of African American, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ voters of color.

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