Next Tuesday, May 8, is the last day to register to vote in order to cast a ballot in the June 5 Primary Election. Voters must be registered Republican, Democrat or Libertarian in order to vote as well, due to New Mexico’s closed primary system.

In-person voting will be available at each county clerk’s office during regular hours, and county clerks will begin sending absentee ballots beginning May 8.

County-wide early voting begins May 19, with satellite voting centers available. The last day of county-wide early voting will be June 2.

Primary Election Day, June 5 is also the last day for voters to return absentee ballots in person to their county clerk’s office or polling location.

For information, the Santa Fe County Clerk can be reached at 505-986-6280; the Torrance County Clerk at 505-544-4350; and the Bernalillo County Clerk may be reached at 505-243-8683.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at