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SANTA FE – At least 1,300 absentee ballots in New Mexico arrived too late to be counted in the primary election – a figure expected to grow as the Postal Service continues delivering ballots each day.
State law prohibits county clerks from tabulating any ballots that arrive after 7 on election night, when polls close.
In Bernalillo County, 1,046 ballots came in the mail too late to be counted, according to the clerk’s office. Another 316 arrived late in Santa Fe County.