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County residents can still register to vote Saturday

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Saturday, Oct. 31 is the last day for Chaves County residents to register to vote for the 2020 general election, Chief Deputy County Clerk Cindy Fuller is reminding potential voters.

Registration is occurring only at the Clerk’s Office in the Chaves County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To register, people will need to provide a Social Security number and a mailing address. If a first-time voter, they also will need to provide a current photo identification card or a current utility bill, paycheck, bank statement, student identification card or government document showing name and current address.

Saturday is also the last day of early voting at the Chaves County Administrative Center and the Roswell Mall at 4501 N. Main St. Both locations are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As of Thursday afternoon, 3,441 people had turned in absentee ballots, which will be processed beginning Monday, and 13,187 had voted in person since Oct. 6.

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Absentee ballots have been submitted by 1,523 Democrats, 1,388 Republicans, 23 Libertarians and 507 who belong to other parties or are unaffiliated.

For in-person voting, those who had made their election decisions by Thursday included 8,906 Republicans, 2,798 Democrats, 64 Libertarians and 1,419 with other parties or unaffiliated.

Absentee ballots can be submitted until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Fuller recommends that people deliver their ballots to the Administrative Center or use the Clerk’s Office drive-up window at the Administrative Center to ensure that the ballot is received in time.

Election Day is Tuesday. Eleven polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

• Chaves County Administrative Center, Area D, 1 St. Mary’s Place

• Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St.

• Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St.

• Hagerman JOY Center, 503 E. Argyle St.

• Central Church of the Nazarene, 901 E. Country Club Road

• New Mexico Game and Fish Administrative Center, 1615 W. College Blvd.

• Church on the Move, 901 W. Brasher Road

• Lake Arthur Municipal Schools, 700 W. Broadway St.

• West Country Club Church of Christ, 700 W. Country Club Road

• East Grand Plains Elementary School, 3773 E. Grand Plains Road

• Dexter Consolidated School District Central Office, 100 N. Lincoln Ave.