Voting in the primary elections takes place today | Local News
Voters in Chaves County can cast their ballots at any of 12 polling places Tuesday after the primary ballot ends.
All polling stations will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The city of Roswell’s bus service, Roswell Transit, will provide free rides to and from a bus stop closest to a voting site.
Nine polling stations are in Roswell. They are at Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St.; Central Church of the Nazarene, 901 E. Country Club Road; Church of Christ West Country Club, 700 W. Country Club Road; Roswell Museum, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. or 100 W. 11th St.; Boys and Girls Club, 201 S. Garden Ave.; New Mexico Game and Fish Administration Center, 1615 W. College Blvd.; East Grand Plains Elementary School, 3773 E. Grand Plains Road; Chaves County Clerk’s Office, 1 St. Mary’s Place; and Church on the Move, 901 W. Brasher Road.
The other three Chaves County locations are Dexter Consolidated School District Central Office, 100 N. Lincoln Ave., Dexter; the Hagerman JOY Center, 503 E. Argyle St., Hagerman; and Lake Arthur Schools, 700 Broadway Street, Lake Arthur.
Absentee ballots must also be received by 7 p.m. Chaves County Clerk Cindy Fuller recommended that people who haven’t mailed or delivered yet drop them off at the Clerk’s Office in the Chaves County Administrative Center, which also has a drive-up window. But she said ballots can also be dropped off at any polling station.
To vote, people must be registered with one of New Mexico’s three largest parties — Republican, Democrat, or Libertarian. If it is a new voter, a person can register at a polling station. If they are not registered with a major party, they can upgrade their registration to one of the three major parties. Fuller recommended that people bring a driver’s license for these actions.
As of Monday afternoon, 2,986 Chaves County residents had voted during the early voting period that began May 10 and ended Saturday evening. This represents about 11% of the total eligible voters. Voters included 2,438 Republicans, 537 Democrats and 11 Libertarians.
On the ballots is a contested local race for Chaves County, Division 2 magistrate judge with Republican candidates James Mason and Nicole Rogers. But today are also decided the top winners for the governor and lieutenant governor, three U.S. congressional representatives, several other statewide offices, state representatives and judges, and others. undisputed local breeds.
More information for voters is available on the Secretary of State’s website, nmvote.org, or by calling the Chaves County Clerk’s Office at 575-624-6614.