Early voting numbers increase in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a last minute push for votes as Election Day draws near. County clerks are processing all the early and absentee votes and are getting ready for what’s expected to be a big turn out Tuesday.

Across the state, there will be hundreds of polling locations open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Turnout is expected to be significant, although a lot of people have voted early or absentee.

More than 520,000 have voted early or absentee, up nearly 13 percent compared to 2012. Of those who voted already, 49 percent are registered Democrats and 36 percent are registered Republicans.

One of the counties with the biggest early turnout is Lincoln County. According to the Ruidoso News, 32 percent of the county’s registered voters have already voted.

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