Eddy County Republicans prevail in early, absentee voting

Eddy County Republicans outpaced Democrats and all other political parties in early and absentee voting for the Nov. 2 local elections.

Early voting concluded Oct. 30 and according to figures released Oct. 31 from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office, 995 Republicans voted early and absentee in Eddy County during the October absentee and early voting period.

Per the Secretary of State, 25 Republicans voted absentee and 970 voted early.

A sign near Artesia General Hospital reminds people to vote in the Nov. 2 local elections. Tax questions are for the Carlsbad Municipal Schools, Artesia Public Schools, Loving Municipal Schools and Artesia Special Hospital District are on the November ballot.

Democrats were behind Republicans in the absentee and early voting category as 26 voted absentee and 355 voted early for a total of 381.

A combined 77 people from those who declared no party affiliation, Libertarian and other parties voted early and absentee in Eddy County.

The Secretary of State reported 18 Eddy County residents took advantage of same day registration during October.