Primary voter registration ends May 4

QCS Staff Voter registration for the June 1 primary election ends May 4, the same day absentee and early voting begins. Ballots may be cast at the Quay County Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quay County Clerk Ellen White said the primary is a closed election. “If your a registered Republican or [...]

Voter turnout high in Quay County

By QCS Staff About 66 percent of all eligible voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. “It’s the most I’ve seen,” said White, who has been clerk since 2004. Of the 6,125 eligible voters, 4,021 voted, White said. In the 2004 general election, the countywide turnout was 47 percent of [...]

Number of early voters growing

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State, local ballots just as important as presidential

Freedom New Mexico The term “down the ballot” refers to the congressional, state and local races that ostensibly play second, third and fourth fiddle to the presidential contest. The names of the White House contenders will appear at the tops of ballots, with everything else further down. This presentation more or less mirrors the conventional [...]

Nara Visa returns in

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By QCS Staff The first votes in Quay County, from Nara Visa, have been tallied. They were in before voting ended at 7 p.m. today in the rest of the county because of the time zone difference in the eastern part of the county. In Nara Visa, about half of all the eligble voters cast [...]

Early voting is light

By QCS Staff Early voting in Tucumcari’s election for city commissioners is light, said City Clerk Jeannette Maddaford. So far, there have been 10 absentee ballots and 22 early voter ballots that have been cast at the machines, Maddaford said. Based on records from the Quay County Clerk’s office, as of Jan. 7, there are [...]

Local election briefs

White to run for Quay County Clerk Ellen White, Quay County Clerk has announced her candidacy for re-election as Quay County Clerk in the June 3 Primary Election. White is a life-long resident of Quay County and has been the Quay County Clerk since January 2005. She served as Chief Deputy Clerk from January 1998 [...]

Early and absentee voting for Sept. 18 hospital tax is ongoing

The Quay County Clerk’s office is conducting early and absentee voting for the Special Hospital Tax Election on Sept. 18. Voting began Tuesday, said Ellen White, county clerk. Voters can cast their early ballots on weekdays between 8 a.m. and noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Court House. Eligible voters may [...]

Final votes counted

QUAY COUNTY SUN QCS Staff Quay County’s votes were verified Friday morning by Quay County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Court, Ellen White. The Canvassing Committee reviewed and verified the 3,576 ballots from Tuesday night’s 13 polling places, absentee and early ballots, and 18 ballots that could not be included until they were hand [...]

Mayfield wins re-election, Lafferty joins commission

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The last 20 minutes were the hardest for James Lafferty and Mary Mayfield, as four-year City Commission terms hung in the balance of absentee votes. Things got easier with each vote total read from those final categories. Mayfield won a three-person race to retain her District 4 commission spot [...]