LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) – It’s Election day in New Mexico.
For the latest information on where to vote, who you’re voting for and – of course – all the election results, look no further than KTSM 9’s Your Local Election HQ.
The Dona Ana County Clerk talking with KTSM 9 News about voter turnout for the primary election.
“Were actually looking pretty promising I’ve been calling it a little bit sluggish a little bit slow heading into election day but I’m happy to see that so far today we’ve had as many people who have voted in early voting have already voted in election day,” said Amanda Lopez Askin.
Lopez Askin saying there are about 130,000 registered voters in Dona Ana County and as of Tuesday afternoon only about 12 percent had cast their ballot.
One of the larger races on the ballot is the race for Dona Ana County Sheriff. There are two Democrats and two Republicans running. However, residents KTSM spoke with said they would vote regardless of what was on the ballot.
“It’s my civic responsibility and I think now more than ever it’s important for us to get out there and get the vote. There are too many awful things happening in our country and I’m hoping by being out here we’ll be able to make a difference, have impact,” said Dona Ana County resident Jonah Garcia.
“I try to vote in the primaries as well as the general election and even the special elections I know that my vote counts and it’s really important and usually I try to vote early but my schedule didn’t allow it so I finished what I was doing and ran over here to come vote today,” said Dona Ana County Resident Jennifer Kleitz.
Polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. We will have results on KTSM 9 News at 10 p.m.
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