Monday, November 5, 2012

35,936 Early Voters in Santa Fe County

That's according to Denise Lamb, Santa Fe County's Elections Bureau director. 35,936 is the number of early, in-person voters.

In addition, the county has received 5,760 absentee ballots so far. That number will undoubtedly rise, however because nearly 1,100 absentee ballots that were issued have not come back yet.

The number of early voters is slightly behind the total in the last presidential election.

In 2008 the day before the election County Clerk Valerie Espinoza reported 37,383 people had voted early in-person and 15,391 at that point had voted absentee.

Lamb said in the 2008 general election voter turnout in Santa Fe County was 72 percent.

According to the Secretary of State's website, there are 99,511 registered voters in Santa Fe County as of Oct. 31.