Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

49 Ballots Cast in Belen After Early Deadline.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Jenna Naranjo Journal Staff Writer

Votes To Be Counted On Election Day

Early voting legally ended in New Mexico on Thursday unless you reside in Valencia County.

Forty-nine ballots were cast at a polling place in Belen on Friday, the day after the early voting deadline, according to Valencia County Clerk Kandy Cordova.

Cordova, in a telephone interview, said she made a mistake but that, nevertheless, the votes would be counted on Election Day, next Tuesday.

The ballots were cast at the Wells Fargo Bank in Belen, Cordova said.

Cordova's statement that the votes were valid was confirmed Friday night by New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron. …

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