Roswell approves voting convenience centers

November 23, 2013 • State News

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell will be overhauling the voting process for the city’s March elections.

City councilors voted at a special meeting Thursday to establish new voting convenience centers that will eliminate precincts throughout the [auth] city. The Roswell Daily Records reports ( ) the vote came without a public hearing.

The centers will be limited to eight locations, but voters will be able to vote at any of the locations, regardless of where they live.

The new system will require new equipment, training for poll workers and logistical refiguring, such as assurances for constant Internet access.

Chaves County Commissioners were also asked to consider the same system by County Clerk Dave Kunko in October but voted it down. They cited concerns that Kunko hadn’t done enough research on where to locate the voting centers.

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