NM Secretary Of State Releases General Election Turnout Numbers From In-Person And Absentee Voting

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Thursday provided an update on the number of eligible New Mexico voters who cast their ballots during the first days of absentee and in-person voting for the upcoming Nov. 6, general election.

Secretary Toulouse Oliver will continue to provide updated numbers through Election Day.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, was the first day that registered, eligible voters could begin casting ballots for the 2018 general election. Voters can now deliver their completed absentee ballot or vote in-person at their county clerk’s office during regular business hours. Absentee ballots can be requested by filling out an application online, by contacting your county clerk’s office in person, by phone, mail, or email, or by downloading an application and mailing it or hand delivering it to your county clerk’s office.

All absentee ballots may be returned to the appropriate county clerk’s office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Early voting at polling sites begins Oct. 20 and the final day county clerks may mail out absentee ballots is Friday, Nov. 2.

Voters can continue to use NMvote.org to check their registration status, download a sample ballot, view election dates, find polling locations, and more.

The table below provides the number of absentee and in-person votes cast Oct. 9-11, broken down by county and political party.

Key to Abbreviations

DEM = Democratic Party of New Mexico
DTS = Decline to State (i.e. “Independents”)
LIB = Libertarian Party of New Mexico
REP = Republican Party of New Mexico
OTH = All other minor political parties

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