A star of the Broadway hit "Hamilton" is urging Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria to familiarize themselves with voter identification laws so they can participate in next month's midterms.

Javier Munoz, who played Alexander Hamilton in the musical, recorded a public service announcement for Spread the Vote, an organization that educates voters on which states require which forms of identification. The video was aimed at Puerto Ricans who relocated to Florida after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last year.

"Some 200,000 Puerto Ricans were forced to relocate to the United States, where they watched helplessly as the hurricane reshaped their island," Munoz said. "But now, those same Puerto Ricans have a chance to rebuild their island, vote by vote."


"Voter ID laws in Florida can make Election Day complicated and intimidating, but it’s nothing Puerto Ricans can’t handle," Munoz added. "Find out what you need to be ready."

Munoz told ABC News that the midterms provide a key opportunity for displaced Puerto Ricans and the broader Latin community to speak out in response to recovery efforts on the island, which have been widely criticized.

The Broadway star told the news outlet that he still has family on the island, some of whom relocated to Florida following the hurricane.

“It was so terrifying to go so long without hearing from them that still, in just saying the names of where they live on the island of Puerto Rico, evokes an emotional response in me,” Munoz told ABC.

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The Trump administration has faced criticism from Puerto Rican residents, island officials and Democrats for its response to Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rican leaders adjusted the official death toll as a result of the storm to reflect a government-commissioned study released last month that found that 2,975 people died on the island in the six months that followed Hurricane Maria.

Trump claimed without evidence that the death toll was inflated by Democrats to make him look bad, prompting fierce rebukes from Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and others.