Press Release

AALDEF to release findings on 2016 Asian American Exit Poll



In the 2016 Presidential Election, 13,846 Asian American voters participated in the nation’s largest nonpartisan multilingual exit poll, conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). The Asian American Exit Poll was conducted in 11 Asian languages and English in 55 cities across 14 states – NY, NJ, MA, PA, VA, MD, MI, GA, LA, FL, TX, NV, NM, and CA – and Washington, DC. The exit poll reveals vital information about Asian American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys.

At this special presentation, comparative information will be given about the Asian American vote in the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections, concerns about key issues, first-time voters, and profiles of the Asian American vote by ethnicity, nativity, party enrollment, age, gender, religion and English proficiency.

What: Presentation on new AALDEF report, “The Asian American Vote 2016”

Who: Jerry Vattamala, AALDEF Democracy Program Director

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 12:00-1:30 PM

Where: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, One Bryant Park, New York City (Avenue of the Americas between 42nd and 43rd Streets)

RSVP: By Friday, April 14. Please send name, affiliation, and contact information to Iris Zalun at or call 212.966.5932 x206.

For more information, contact:

Jerry Vattamala, Democracy Program Director

212.966.5932 x209