LAS CRUCES, NM – More than 16.5 percent of Doña Ana County registered voters, or 19,825 voters, cast ballots in the county’s first regular local election, Clerk Amanda López Askin announced. Here is a statement from the Clerk's office:
“With the consolidation of elections and the addition of Same Day Registration during early voting, participation in the 2019 Regular Local Election rose above the abysmal local election turnout of past elections,” Askin said. “But we still have more work to increase the level of participation to what we see in general election years. Democracy works best when all eligible voters cast ballots in every election.” The 2019 Regular Local Election was the first consolidated election and the first election to include Same Day Registration.