New voting centers perform smoothly

February 5, 2014 • Local News

Election workers at Church of Christ check in voters Tuesday evening using the new Voting Convenience Center equipment. The new system ran smoothly, said Robbie Higgins, presiding judge at the center. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)

The new voting system experienced few problems and delivered results within 90 minutes after polls closed following Tuesday’s mill levy election, according to County Clerk Dave Kunko.

“I think it went really well,” Kunko said. “I’m very happy with the result.”

Eastern New Mexico State University-Roswell elected to change the traditional system and use Voting Convenience Centers for its special election. The Chaves County clerk’s office provided technical support. ENMU-R is footing the cost of the election.

The election’s cost to pay for the technical equipment was an estimated $32,000 to $37,000 to pay for the new system, Kunko said.

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