Albuquerque lines short after record-setting early voter turnout


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There are only three hours to go until the polls close in New Mexico. It will be the end to what has been a long contentious election season.

The clerk’s office says Manzano High School is one of the busiest voting sites so far. It is one of 69 locations open countywide on this historic Election Day.

A short line of voters were ready to get in the doors as the polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. With record-setting early voting in New Mexico, lines were short at most polling places around Albuquerque, even at one of the busiest of the day at 98th Street and Central.

More than 50,000 people had voted in Bernalillo County by 4 p.m., bringing total turnout up to about 55 percent of registered voters.

If you’re registered to vote in Bernalillo County and haven’t cast your ballot yet, you can vote here until 7 p.m. If you are in line by that time you can still cast your ballot, no matter how long that line is. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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