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Doña Ana County averages 1,000 voters a day in 1st week of New Mexico early voting

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A long line of Doña Ana County residents preparing to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- By the fifth day of early voting in New Mexico, Doña Ana County residents had already cast more than 5,200 ballots, according to the clerk's office.

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"It's a very encouraging sign to see this many people," said Chief Deputy Doña Ana County Clerk Lindsey Bachman last week.

As of late last week, there were also more than 28,000 applications for absentee ballots, Bachman said. She said there has been a "steady stream" of voters dropping them off.

To have an absentee ballot counted, it must be in the hands of the clerk's office by Nov. 3.

Bachman recommended mailing an absentee ballot by Oct. 27 or dropping it off at secure absentee ballot drop boxes, which are located outside every early voting location. They are only open during early voting hours.

Click here for everything you need to know about voting in Las Cruces during the pandemic, including alternate early voting locations, which open Oct. 17.

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Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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