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No delays yet for New Mexico primary election

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Voting for the June 2 primary election is still on, pending a notice from the New Mexico Secretary of State. 

Taos County Clerk Anna Martinez said her office is waiting for a direction for the state as far as any special notifications for the upcoming election due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

We are waiting to see what the Secretary of State comes up with, at this point we are encouraging absentee voting,” Martinez said. 

New Mexicans can now apply for an absentee ballot via the secretary of state website. Absentee voting begins on May 5. 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak across the country, seven states have elected to suspend their primary election for the time being. Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio have put off voting and will reschedule for another day. 

New Mexico’s primary election is scheduled for June 2 and early voting is set to begin on May 16. 

There is currently no word on whether or not New Mexico will suspend the election. New Mexico is among the group of states with the last election in the presidential primary along with South Dakota, New Jersey, Montana and the District of Columbia

A number of Taos County seats are up for grabs in this year’s primaries as well as the District 42 House of Representatives seat, which will see three local democrats, Dan Barrone, Kristina Ortez and Mark Gallegos, compete for the seat. 

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