Democrats are dominating early voting across New Mexico, including the state’s two largest metropolitan areas.
Voting statistics from the Secretary of State’s Office on Sunday showed that Democrats account for 56 percent of early ballots, though they make up 46 percent of registered voters.
Absentee and walk-in voting at county clerks’ offices started Oct. 9 to elect the state’s next governor, a senator, three members of Congress, and a long list of statewide and judicial office holders. The election concludes Nov. 6.
In Bernalillo County, which includes the city of Albuquerque, Democrats comprised 71 percent of the early vote and Republicans cast 16 percent of ballots.
In Dona Ana County, including Las Cruces, Democrats cast 57 percent of ballots, while Republicans cast 30 percent.