Last minute push for get out the vote efforts

Posted at: 11/04/2012 5:03 PM
Updated at: 11/04/2012 6:09 PM
By: Adam Camp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Tuesday is almost here and the 2012 General Election will be fully upon the country.

Plenty of volunteers across New Mexico were out Sunday to get everyone who has not already sent in an absentee ballot or voted early to get out on Tuesday for the final day of voting.

Heather Wilson's senate campaign was out Sunday in several counties across the state, and had a strong presence in Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties as she walked around neighborhoods, encouraging people to vote.

"Five different counties today, another six tomorrow," New Mexico Republican Senator Candidate Heather Wilson said. "We've got volunteers out all over the state to get out the vote. We're gonna do this."

Volunteers for the Democratic Party and the Obama campiagn were knocking on doors in Albuquerque on Sunday, too. The main emphasis was getting people out to vote, no matter the party.

"We're looking to see who hasn't voted out there, and we're gonna push 'em to the polls. Push, pull or drag, right? We'll see who hasn't gone yet, but it's amazing to see how many have voted, already. It's exciting," Democratic volunteer Chris Rothenberger said.

Early voting ending on Saturday evening. People can still turn in their absentee ballots to polling centers and county clerk offices until Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

And polls will be open Tuesday for voters throughout the state starting at 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.