Nearly 700 Ballots Cast Early In Primary Election

The Eddy County clerk confirms that nearly 700 residents have already voted early, ahead of next week’s primary election. Almost 600 people cast a ballot at the clerk’s office in Carlsbad, while another 125 cast a ballot at the sub-office in Artesia. This is a primary election, so you will vote for your party representatives to move on to the general election later this year. Voters must identify with a specific party in order to vote in the primary election. Races include county commissioner districts 1 & 4, magistrate judge division 1, 2 & 3, county clerk, county assessor, probate judge, and state representatives in districts 54 & 55.