ATLANTA - A new report says the number of Hispanic voters registered in Hall County jumped more than 56 percent in the first eleven months of the year.
The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) says Gwinnett County led the way in Georgia as the raw number of registered Hispanic voters there increased by 3,000 - or 135 percent.
The statewide numbers show an increase of 75 percent.
The 56 percent increase in Hall County was coupled with a jump of nearly 10 percent in the number of overall registered voters. The number of blacks registered to vote is up 13.58%; the number of whites increased 8.91%; and, the number of Asians registered to vote in Hall County increased by 94.63% between January 1 and December 1 this year.
Elsewhere in the immediate Hall County area, the number of registered Hispanics in Lumpkin County is up 43.75%; Dawson County, 114%; Forsyth, 59.46%; Habersham, 49.18%; Jackson, 57.38%; Banks, 72.73%; Barrow, 106%; and, White, 47%.