NM Primary Turnout Rises

New Mexico – Official results of New Mexico's primary election show that about 28 percent of New Mexico's eligible Democratic and Republican voters cast ballots.

The state Canvassing Board certified the results of the election on Tuesday.

Turnout in the primary was up from the 2006 gubernatorial primary election when 22 percent of voters participated. However, turnout in this year's election was down from the 2002 gubernatorial primary when nearly 34 percent of registered Democrats and Republicans cast ballots.

In the June primary, about 258,600 voters participated.

In 2002, nearly 267,000 Democrats and Republicans voted in the primary.

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