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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:05 PM

Early voters cast over 240,000 ballots in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — More than 240,000 New Mexico residents already have cast general election ballots by mail or at early voting centers, signaling robust interest and participation.

Early voting statistics from state election officials also show Democrats voting in disproportionately large numbers.

The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office said that 240,433 ballots were cast from the start of absentee voting on Oct. 11 through Thursday evening. Of those, 53 percent were cast by registered Democrats, and 35 were from Republicans. The rest were unaffiliated or linked to small parties.

Albuquerque-based pollster Brian Sanderoff said voters have been growing steadily more accustomed to casting ballots before election day at New Mexico’s voting convenience centers. Even considering that trend, early voting tallies suggest relatively high overall turnout, he said.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/877164/early-voters-cast-over-200000-ballots-in-new-mexico.html

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