Municipal election ballots

Ballot for today’s municipal election. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Clovis Mayor • Gayla D. Brumfield — 1,710 • Davis M. Lansford — 2,914 Commissioner District 1 • Janice A. Elliott — 518 • Randall S. Crowder — 1,060 Commission District 2 • Sandra Taylor-Sawyer — 468 • John Douglas Jones — 336 Commissioner […]

Curry County ballots

Clovis ballot District 3 school board member — Paul S. Cordova Jr. or Incumbent Rodney S. Muffley District 4 school board member — Charles H. Guthals District 5 school board member — Terry Martin Public School Capital Improvements (2 mill) tax question: Shall the Clovis Municipal School District No. 1 impose a property tax of […]

Young voters divided on casting ballots

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Nina Bjornsson takes her English 319 class back to the topic of literature Thursday after the class discussed voting. Alisa Boswell To vote or not? When the question was put to Eastern New Mexico University students recently, the answers revealed a deep divide. Just as many previous generations, this group […]

Overseas voters granted extension

Sharna Johnson Overseas voters from New Mexico have been granted an extension after ballots in six counties, including Curry County, were sent out past deadline for the Nov. 2 General Election. To be counted, voting ballots sent to military and overseas voters — 844 total statewide, 102 of which missed the Sept. 18 deadline — […]

Online ballots can help overseas votes count

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has a solution for overseas servicemembers and other U.S. citizens living outside the country who haven’t received an election ballot: get it online. With Nov. 2 midterm elections two weeks off, Illinois and New York recently joined the list […]

Election blog: At least five AGs have come from Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Max Best of Clovis places his ballot into a voting machine Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. Best said it his civic duty to vote, “you can’t complain if you’re not taking part.” By David Stevens: FNM editor Tuesday night’s blog reported at least four New Mexico attorneys general have come […]

Ballots remain uncounted

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico There remain 57 ballots from Tuesday’s general election that may or may not be included in the final total, Curry County elections manager Coni Jo Lyman told commissioners during Friday’s canvas board meeting. The ballots in question are under review for several reasons, she said, explaining some are absentee […]

County Clerks: Absentee ballots slow returns

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer New Mexico County Clerks said processing mail-in ballots slowed down the processing of Tuesday’s election results. Curry County elections manager Coni Jo Lyman said the county’s absentee ballot board finished scanning about 2,000 mail-in ballots by 11 p.m. Another 100 mail-in ballots had to be hand counted, according to […]

Roosevelt County election results

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office reports the following preliminary election results, with 21 of 21 precincts reporting. The results also include early voting, but do not include absentee votes. These ballots include a total of 5,965 voters. Straight party ballots included 914 Democrat and 1150 Republican. Totals do not include early and absentee votes, which […]

Problems few in primary voting but tallying delays feared

The Associated Press Save for bad weather and scattered precincts that ran out of ballots, voting appeared to run smoothly Tuesday in four state primaries that drew record voter turnout. Heavy rain, sleet and ice forced at least 10 counties in Ohio to request permission to move, and a few polling spots were running on […]

Clinton takes N.M. caucus

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Mexico’s Democratic caucus Thursday following a prolonged vote-count that went on for nine days after the Feb. 5 election, the party’s chairman said. Brian Colon, whose party conducted the caucus, said Clinton had won 73,105 votes, or 48.8 percent, to Barack Obama’s 71,396, or 47.6 […]

Clinton, Obama await NM caucus tally, Dem officials under fire

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Democrats are preparing to examine about 17,000 provisional ballots that will determine a winner in New Mexico’s tightly contested presidential caucus, as party officials come under sharp criticism for how they managed the troubled election. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson says he’s “deeply disturbed” by problems and long lines at caucus […]

Democrats announce caucus schedule

Registered Democrats in New Mexico can now request absentee ballots for the Feb. 5, 2008, presidential preference caucus, according to a news release. The request form is available by mail, fax, e-mail or download at: DPNM Headquarters, Attn.: Absentee Ballot Request Form, 1301 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505)830-3650 (phone); (505)830-3645 (fax); or www.nmdemocrats.org. […]

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

House pulls for better poll turnout

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A pair of House bills alllowing voters to register at the polls may be in for tough debate in the 2007 New Mexico Legislature. One of the bills is sponsored by Mary Helen Garcia, D-Las Cruces, the state representative who carried legislation that switched the state to paper ballots last […]

Early voting turnout consistent to previous years

CNJ Staff Seven percent of Curry County’s registered voters have exercised their right to vote during early voting that began Oct. 10. The general election is Nov. 7. According to Curry County Deputy Clerk and Election Administrator Coni Jo Lyman, 1,498 of 21,179 registered voters have already cast their ballots. The county clerk’s office has […]

Early voter turnout average

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleJames and Sharon Lefebvre vote early at the Curry County clerk’s office on Monday. “It’s a lot easier on us,” he said. “We don’t have to fight the traffic on the day of the election.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer With a smile on his face and a marked ballot […]

Rise of the (voting) machines

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer New state-funded voting machines will debut today with the start of early voting for the Nov. 7 General Election. Although voters will still be using a paper ballot, the marking method has changed. Residents will fill in an oval on the new ballot instead of continuing an arrow, according […]

Cost shouldn’t matter when it comes to voting

Freedom Newspapers The continued value of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was made clear just two weeks ago when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that in one Texas congressional district, Republican Party leaders had robbed Hispanics of political influence by using district boundaries to split Hispanic populations. Key provisions of the bill, added in […]

Voting turnout about average: Primary draws about 20 percent of registered voters.

By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER In Curry County and surrounding areas, voter turnout in the Tuesday primary was lackluster, once again. About 20 percent of registered voters in Curry County cast ballots in the race, according to unofficial poll results available on the New Mexico Secretary of State Web site, www.sos.state.nm.us. By turning the […]