SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can begin casting primary election ballots Saturday at polling places across New Mexico.
Early voting will continue through May 29, and it's become a significant part of the turnout in recent state elections.
In the 2006 primary, about 16 percent of Democrats and Republicans took advantage of early voting and 8 percent cast absentee ballots. The remainder voted on Election Day. Like this year, 2006 was a gubernatorial election.