Strong early voting turnout reported in New Mexico

Our colleagues in New Mexico passed this along: strong early voting turnout is being seen in New Mexico.

Some of the numbers in this story, “Officials report high early voting turnout”; are pretty interesting, and again point toward strong voter interest in this fall’s election

In Bernalillo County, officials opened up 15 satellite voting locations to encourage people to get out and vote.

County officials say more than 2,000 people showed up to vote within the first hour and a half that polls were open.

At the University of New Mexico’s main campus, lines were long since 10 o’clock. Poll worker Robert Adams said though things were very busy, they were processing about one voter a minute.

Officials are predicting more than 10,000 early ballots will be cast by the end of Saturday.