Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office Announces Nearly 17% Turnout in New Mexico’s First Regular Local Election
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 Tuesday night.
“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.
Unofficial results will be available at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.nm.us.
The total number of votes cast in the 2017 Las Cruces Municipal election in Doña Ana County was 6,113. The total number of votes cast in the 2015 Las Cruces Municipal election in Doña Ana County was 10,245.
Per NMSA 1-13-4, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office will now start to prepare the canvass report of the election returns for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners. Pursuant to NMSA section 1-13-3, the county canvassing board shall meet within three days after the election and proceed to canvass the returns of the election. Doña Ana County canvassing will begin on November 6, 2019 at the Bureau of Elections Warehouse at 2480 Lakeside Drive at 12:00 pm.