New Mexicans face deadline next week for registering to vote in general election


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SANTA FE, New Mexico — New Mexicans have only a few more days to become eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

Tuesday is the deadline to register as a voter. That's also the first day that New Mexicans can cast ballots in person at a county clerk's office.

County clerks also can start mailing out absentee ballots to voters on Tuesday.

Early voting will expand to more locations statewide on Oct. 18.

Nearly 1.3 million New Mexicans were registered to vote at the start of the month, according to the secretary of state's office.

Four years ago when Republican Susana Martinez was elected governor, nearly 608,000 New Mexicans cast ballots in the general election. That represented not quite 53 percent of those registered to vote.

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