New polling places ready for mill levy election

January 31, 2014 • Local News

The mill levy election Tuesday to answer Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s request for additional property taxes has already drawn a surprising number of early voters.

Voting-Centers-2-2-14-3-col-x-4-inch-copyChaves County Clerk Dave Kunko expects 25 percent of the district’s registered voters may turn out for the election. The last special school election only drew 5 percent.

“It might be a decent turnout for this type of election,” Kunko said.

More than 5 percent of the 33,000 voters in the county — 1,730 — had already cast early ballots as of Thursday night.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, but voters will Login to read more

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