Aerovotar, a group that helped arrange six flights from Miami to New Orleans last year, said it plans to charter at least two planes. Each plane rental costs between $40,000 to $120,000 and organizers said they'll need at least $150,000.
"The reality is we have less time," said Andres Morrison, one of Aerovotar's founders. "But at the same time, it's a path we've taken."
Organizers are hopeful they'll get a higher turnout of people traveling by car and bus than last October.
Beatriz Olavarria, who led a commission to distribute voter information last year, said 70 percent of the volunteers who helped run the October election have said they'll go to New Orleans again, even though their expenses won't be covered like in 2012.
"We are encouraging no less than 8,500 people to go, if not more," Olavarria said.
Several of those who traveled to New Orleans last year said they were already making arrangements to do so again.
"It's a new opportunity," said Alejandro Frias, 29, who works in a medical office and traveled last year by plane. "We can't let it pass up."
Associated Press writer Gisela Salomon contributed to this report.
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