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Mon September 24, 2012
Absentee voting starts October 9th
New Mexicans can soon start to vote in the general election.
Absentee voting begins Oct. 9, and people can go to their county clerk's office to cast a ballot in person. Voter registration also ends then, making it possible for New Mexicans to register and vote on that same day.
Early voting starts Oct. 20 at alternate polling locations established by the clerks and continues through Nov. 3.
Election Day is Nov. 6 and that's also the deadline for returning absentee ballots.
Four years ago, slightly more than 833,000 people cast ballots in the general election or nearly 70 percent of the state's registered voters.