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Secretary of State Projects 62% Voter Turnout

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera said today she expects 62 percent of registered New Mexico voters – slightly more than 700,000 people – to cast ballots in the state’s general election.


Herrera, who’s running for re-election against Republican Dianna Duran, also said persistent computer issues that frustrated county clerks statewide for the past several days (if not longer) have been resolved.

In response to the problem, which caused clerks to wait for hours for computer reports to be generated, the Secretary of State’s Office has imposed a schedule dictating when clerks should run their voting registers in order to prevent the computer system from getting bogged down, Herrera said this afternoon.

“I’m very confident everything will go smoothly on Election Day,” she said.

New Mexico has about 1.15 million registered voters for this year’s general election. More information on voting sites and various state and local races, check out the Journal’s online voting guide by clicking HERE.

(Monday update: Some county clerks say they came up with the schedule regarding printing voting reports. Santa Fe Deputy County Clerk Denise Lamb said today the clerks have received “no direction” from the Secretary of State’s Office. Stay tuned.)


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