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First Day of Early Voting Results in Santa Fe County

Oct 17, 2022 | News, Party News



Santa Fe – October 12th, 2022
“Voting was steady and enthusiastic at the Clerk’s office”, says Santa Fe County Clerk Katharine E. Clark in response to a much stronger-than-expected turnout on the first day of Early Voting. With over 500 voters showing up to vote, Clark explained this was “more than double what we expected. We’re hoping we continue to see the high turnout.”

Clark said she hopes this excitement “will continue into the following weeks as Election Day approaches. Voters should make a plan to vote and vote early if possible.”

Voting is open at the downtown 100 Catron Clerk’s office location during business hours, 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday, and  Saturday, Nov 5th, 10 am to 6 pm.

Voting will expand to several more locations throughout the county beginning Saturday, October 22nd. These locations will be open from 10:00am-6:00pm on Saturdays, and 12:00pm-8:00pm Tuesdays-Fridays. The last day of Early Voting is Saturday, November 5th. Voters can visit to view all Voting Convenience Centers for Early Voting and Election Day.

In addition to in-person enthusiasm, nearly 10,000 voters have already requested absentee ballots. Because of the influx of election mail, Clark explained, “voters who wish to vote absentee should apply for their ballot now and allow 7 days each way for it to travel in the mail. They should return their ballots to a drop box, especially closer to the election, to ensure our office receives them by Election Day. If you have not requested your absentee ballot, do it now.”

Voters can sign up and track their absentee ballots via SMS here, and check to view all ballot drop box locations. These drop boxes are open 24 hours a day until the polls close at 7:00 pm on Election Day, November 8th.

For more information, contact Mitchell Cox, the Voter Outreach Coordinator for the Clerk’s office
Phone: 505-992-9858

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Or visit, the County Clerk’s webpage for all Election related information.