Friday's meeting will be at the county elections office. Brad Buyse, Sacramento County’s elections campaign services manager, says they’ve definitely seen a rise in the number of Latinos registered to vote.
"We saw 19% of all California voters registered in 2005 as the Latino population in the state of California compared to 10% in 1990."
But Senator Ortiz says 19% is still too low.
"That only reflects those Latinos that vote fairly consistently, so it’s really a very small subgroup of the overall population."
She says the task force will have to come up with ways to promote the importance of voting to the Spanish-speaking community.
"You have to make voting relevant to their lives."
By creating the task force, the county is meeting language assistance provisions in the Federal Voting Rights Act.