Records: Most new voters in New Mexico are independents | KOB 4
Advertisement

Records: Most new voters in New Mexico are independents

Records: Most new voters in New Mexico are independents

The Associated Press
October 02, 2018 11:17 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State records show the biggest increase in New Mexico voter registration is among residents who declined to state a party affiliation.

Advertisement

The Albuquerque Journal reports nearly 54 percent of those who registered to vote from March 2017 through August of this year registered without stating a party affiliation or did so with a different political party besides Democrats or Republicans.

That's 23,380 of the 43,434 newly registered voters. The figure is more than the number of newly registered Democrats and Republicans combined.

Overall, about 22 percent of the state's registered voters are now classified as declined-to-state voters, commonly referred to as independents.

Voter registration for the coming general election closes on Oct. 9. Election Day is Nov. 6.

___

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement




Fundraiser held to help cancer patient celebrate Christmas

City program offers bicycle safety course, free bikes for kids

Chevel Shepherd needs New Mexico to stream her music on iTunes

Attorneys: Migrant girl did not suffer from lack of food and water

Utah State Aggies win New Mexico Bowl