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 […]

Polling sites may be consolidated?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some polling locations in Tucumcari are expected to be consolidated if the state gives its approval. Quay County Clerk Ellen White requested the consolidation because some locations have fewer than 100 voters at elections and the consolidation will save the county about $4,000 annually, she said. The County Commission […]

Voters say yes to hospital tax

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With votes coming in at margin of about 6 to 1, the gross receipts tax proposals for Dan C. Trigg Hospital easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The vote on Question No. 1 was 774 for, 11 against. On Question No. 2, a new tax, the vote was 713 for, […]

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 […]

Voters approve education bond

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation Bond […]

Voters OK senior funds

Freedom Newspapers With 90 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, 62 percent of New Mexico voters favored providing $16 million to benefit senior citizen centers across the state. Bond A would fund projects at dozens of senior centers, including some in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. Portales’ senior center had the most to gain, with […]

Nearly one-third take part in primaries

QCS Staff In Quay County, less than a third of the 5,938 registered voters participated in the primary. In all, 1,808 votes were cast. Of the 3,585 registered Democrats, 40 percent or 1,406 voted. Of the 1,804 registered Republicans, 23 percent or 402 voted. Among Quay County’s registered voters, 500 have registered and declined to […]

Voters get ready with updated information

QCS staff Voters need to update their registration now, with any change of addresses and other information, according to a release from the Quay County clerk’s office. The deadline for state or county candidates to change their party affiliation is Jan. 30; the deadline for other voters to change their party affiliation is May 9 […]

Bond passes in New Mexico

Ryan Lengerich A school bond that will designate $94.5 million to colleges statewide was in position to pass at press time Tuesday. Bond B will benefit Mesalands Community College, Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and Clovis Community College. Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry said voters approved funding for school improvement in 2002, […]

Bond ‘B’ could help area colleges

Ryan Lengerich Area higher education officials say a bond that would allocate $94.5 million is crucial to projects planned at local colleges. Voters will decide Nov. 2 if funding the projects is worth a slight rise in property taxes. Bond “B” will provide funding for equipment and building projects at universities and colleges around the […]