Major New Mexico Counties Ready For 17-Year-Old Primary Voting

Posted by Austin Plier on March 30, 2016

Heath Haussamen of writes that several county clerks are planning on letting eligible 17-year-olds vote in the upcoming June presidential primaries, despite some confusion about when the recently passed law goes into effect. Scott Krahling, Doña Ana County’s chief deputy clerk stated, “We can and should allow these people to vote in the primary, and we’re excited to welcome them.” Given that New Mexico is a closed primary state, newly eligible voters must plan to register with a party in order to cast a vote in June.

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