More than 450 cast early votes in March 4 election

CNJ staff

More than 450 Clovis voters have participated in early voting for the March 4 municipal elections through Thursday, according to City Clerk Leighann Melancon.

Early voting started Feb. 6 and ends Feb. 29.

Melancon said 201 people voted with absentee ballots and 262 people used voting machines.
In the last municipal election in 2006, 151 Clovis residents voted early, she said.

She said early voting participation has increased since the city used voting machines.

In the 2002 municipal election, 1,075 voted early, she said.

Voters will decide on the mayor’s seat and four city commissioner positions. A question to allow Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants is also on the ballot.

Polling places
Polling locations for the March 4 Clovis municipal election are:
• Precincts 17, 35, 37 — Mesa Elementary, 4801 N. Norris
• Precincts 18, 19, 24 — Zia Elementary 2400 N. Norris
• Precincts 21, 22, 26, 20 (south 17th Street and north of Ninth Street) — Marshall Middle School, 100 Commerce Way
• Precincts 23, 27, 32 — Yucca Middle School, 1500 Sycamore St.
• Precincts 2, 28, 33 — Lockwood Elementary, 400 Lockwood Dr.
• Precincts 7, 8, 9, 31, 20 (south of Ninth Street) — Clovis High School Freshman Campus, 1400 Cameo
• Precincts 6, 25 — La Casita Elementary, 400 S. Davis
• Precincts 13, 14, 15, 20 (north of 17th Street) — Highland Elementary, 100 E. Plains Ave.
• Precincts 10, 11, 12 — Sandia Elementary, 2801 Lore
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.