County voters turning out early

Staff and wire reports More than 13 percent of Curry County’s registered voters have already cast their votes in this year’s general election, either by early voting or sending in absentee ballots. Coni Jo Lyman, chief deputy clerk of the Curry County Clerk’s Office, described this year’s election as “very hectic” for her office. “There’s […]

Early, absentee voting nears 1,000 in primary

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent The number of people in Curry County who have early voted or requested an absentee ballot for the June 1 primary is nearing 1,000 people. As of Wednesday afternoon, 718 people had early voted. Officials at the Curry County Clerk’s Office said they had sent out 255 absentee ballots. During […]

Area voters head for polls

By Jack King Early voting was down in this year’s city election, but statewide the practice is growing and plays a peculiar role in elections, a New Mexico State University government professor said. “If drastic changes occur in a campaign — because a candidate makes an error or a bad speech — increasingly, a third […]

Funding race tightens as counties tally more votes

By Gary Mitchell Curry County election officials have determined they have four ballots not counted from Tuesday’s special election and those will be turned over to the canvassing board today. Still up in the air is the outcome of a proposed constitutional amendment to increase the yearly amount paid out of the so-called Land Grant […]

State’s voters head to polls

Jack King The stakes are high — and so may be the costs — of today’s special election. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. so that voters can decide on two state Constitutional amendments and a proposed county gross receipts tax increase. Of the two amendments, No. 1 would create a […]