SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials are reporting robust turnout in early voting and through absentee ballots ahead of the state’s primary election.
The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office reported that 97,917 people cast primary ballots during the early voting period ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Early voting ended Saturday evening, and absentee voting continues until Tuesday at 7 p.m.
About 202,000 people in all voted in the 2014 primary elections. Two-thirds of votes in the November 2016 presidential election were cast by absentee ballot or early voting.
New Mexico voters are headed to the polls Tuesday to choose from three Democratic candidates for governor. Two congressional seats are wide open, as voting also decides who advances in statewide races for lieutenant governor, state auditor and public land commissioner.