Election 2022 Voting Results Explainer

Torrance County administrative assistant clerk Kevin Pham introduces a ballot in a counting machine during a testing of election equipment in Estancia on Sept. 29.

SANTA FE — Voter participation by early and absentee balloting in Tuesday's election has nearly surpassed participation by those methods in New Mexico's 2018 midterm election.

The New Mexico secretary of state's office on Monday said that nearly 440,000 ballots have been cast through the close of early in-person voting on Saturday and by absentee voting, with more than a day remaining in the election. That's only a few thousand votes shy of the 2018 tally for all early and absentee ballots.