Election results delayed due to long lines at 5 Bernalillo County locations

By: - November 2, 2021 7:35 pm

This is Clerk’s Annex polling location around 6:50 p.m. at Lomas Street and 15th Street. Between 50 and 70 people were in line, with more arriving. (Photo by Marisa Demarco)

Long lines in Bernalillo County mean election results will be delayed, according to a Bernalillo County official.

There are still waits of at least 20 minutes at the following locations, said Kristal Martinez, spokesperson:

  • Petroglyph
  • Andalucia
  • Los Ranchos
  • Clerk’s annex

She also said the polling place on 98th Street has about a 10-minute wait, as well.

“There were just long lines,” she said. “A big crowd showed up.”

The turnout so far is on track to beat the last mayoral election, which has surprised some observers.

This is Clerk’s Annex polling location around 6:50 p.m. at Lomas Street and 15th Street. Between 50 and 70 people were in line, with more arriving. (Photo by Marisa Demarco)

 

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Patrick Lohmann
Patrick Lohmann

Patrick Lohmann has been a reporter since 2007, when he wrote stories for $15 apiece at a now-defunct tabloid in Gallup, his hometown. Since then, he's worked at UNM's Daily Lobo, the Albuquerque Journal and the Syracuse Post-Standard. Along the way, he's won several state and national awards for his reporting, including for an exposé on a cult-like Alcoholics Anonymous group and a feature on an Upstate New York militia member who died of COVID-19. He's thrilled to be back home in New Mexico, where he works to tell stories that resonate and make an impact.

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