Nearly 7,500 people have taken advantage of early voting in consolidated municipal elections. Here is a statement from the Doña Ana County Clerk's office: More than 200 eligible Doña Ana County voters registered immediately prior to voting during the 2019 Regular Local Election, the first election in which a version of Same Day Registration was offered in the state of New Mexico since its passage by the New Mexico State Legislature. In all, a total of 7,487 Doña Ana County voters cast their ballots early. “We are glad to see that Doña Ana County voters came out to vote early and took advantage of Same Day Registration, and we look forward to seeing more voters on Election Day,” said Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin.
In the days leading up to New Mexico’s first regular local election, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s office conducted an informational campaign, in partnership with local agencies, businesses and organizations to educate voters about Same Day Registration, Consolidation of Elections and Ranked Choice Voting. “We felt it was important to ensure voters were aware and understood the changes for the 2019 Regular Local Election, because of the passage of The Local Election Act (LEA) by the New Mexico State Legislature in 2018,” said County Clerk Amanda López Askin. “We believe as a result of our collaborative efforts, voters felt confident in the process and turned out to vote.”
In 2017, there were approximately 1,709 early votes cast in the Las Cruces Municipal Election and approximately 2,937 early votes cast in the 2015 Las Cruces Municipal Election. Election Day is Tuesday November 5, 2019. Forty Voting Convenience Centers (VCC) throughout Doña Ana County will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All registered voters who requested absentee ballots must submit their ballot to the County Clerk’s Office or at one of the VCCs by 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2019.
*All 2019 numbers are unofficial totals until the completion and certification of the state canvass.