Polls open for CD-1 special election in New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico voters will pick a new U.S. representative on Tuesday.

The polls opened at 7 a.m. for the special election to fill Deb Haaland’s seat in New Mexico’s first congressional district.

Four candidates are on the ballot to replace now-Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who vacated the seat following her confirmation to the Biden Administration.

Early voting data shows Democrats lead the overall vote count. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Democrat voters have cast 59,129 ballots, Republican voters have cast 32,170 ballots and independent voters have cast 12,145 ballots.

Polls will be open until 7 p.m.

Click here to find nearby polling locations and a sample ballot.