The Sandoval County Clerk says nothing could have been done to eliminate the long lines for some voters in Rio Rancho on Election Day.
KOAT-TV reports Sally Padilla defended her office's performance Thursday saying they hadn't been given enough equipment to handle the growing city's electorate. Hundreds of voters waited for hours, some for over 4 hours, to vote on Tuesday night.
Starting tonight at 6p, we'll bring you live election coverage from NPR with updates, results, and analysis of the Presidential race and Senate and House races across the country. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel will join with New Mexico In Depth's Trip Jennings for updates on state and local races and what's happening with the national races locally.
During the day today, we'll have periodic updates during our regular programming. Please let us know about your experience at the polls today!
Secretary of State Dianna Duran is reminding voters about what they need to do at the polls this Election Day. Duran says, in New Mexico a photo ID is required in only one rare circumstance- when that voter is a first time voter in New Mexico AND the voter registered by mail without showing a photo ID.
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Lonna Atekson, Director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy at UNM
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New voter registration figures show the number of New Mexicans eligible to vote has increased about 5 percent since the last presidential election and independent voters grew the fastest.
The secretary of state's office reported Monday that nearly 1.3 million people are registered to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
The numbers of voters who are unaffiliated with a political party — so-called independents — increased by 22 percent since Oct. 31, 2008.