Registration for voters stepping up

William Thompson

Quay County Cleark Jeannette Maddaford said more than 6,000 Quay County residents have registered to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Maddaford is busy signing up more voters.

“People are responding,” said Maddaford. “They are really interested in the presidential race. We also have a state legislative race in which Bob Frost is challenging Clinton Hardin and a county commissioner race between Jeff Lewalling and Bill Curry.”

The latest Quay County statistics indicate 3,821 registered Democrats and 1,796 registered Republicans. Nelda Burson, a part-time county employee, manned a voter registration booth at K-Mart Friday. She said many would-be voters have strong opinions. ”Many people are saying that they are going to vote against somebody” said Burson. “It’s a little negative but at least they are voting.”

Jerry Saavedra stopped by K-Mart Friday to register.
“I’ve been watching the election coverage on television,” said Saavedra. “I don’t think we should be in Iraq.”
Maddaford wanted to remind residents that a call to the county clerk’s office can save a lot of trouble. “We can mail the voter registration applications to individuals. Also they can be obtained on the Internet at www.sos.state.nm.us,” she said. The Quay County Clerk’s office can be reached at 461-0510.
Registration applications can be obtained at a number of offices and businesses in the area. They include:
Quay County Clerk’s Office, Citizens Bank, Everyone’s Federal Credit Union, Tucumcari Housing Authority, Public Health Office-Tucumcari, Department of Human Services, Travis Nelson-Nara Visa, Village Offices-Logan, San Jon and House, Motor Vehicle Departments-Logan and Tucumcari, Wells Fargo Bank, First National Bank of New Mexico-Tucumcari, Tucumcari City Hall, Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari Public Library, Veterans Administration Office and Tucumcari Home Health Agency.”