Voting underway for New Mexico primary election

Posted at: 06/03/2014 7:58 AM
Updated at: 06/03/2014 5:13 PM
By: Kristen Garcia,

Voting centers across New Mexico have opened for Tuesday's primary election.

Since this election is a closed election, only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, historically, the turnouts for the primaries have not been good. In 2010, only 24 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of Republicans cast their vote in the primaries. Of that, voters 50 and older cast about 75 percent of all primary election ballots.

The five Democratic governor candidates include former government administrator Lawrence Rael, state Attorney General Gary King, state Sen. Linda Lopez, state Sen. Howie Morales and Santa Fe businessman Alan Webber. The winner will take on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in the general election in November.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. You can find out where to vote in the primary election on here

Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and for live updates with results as soon as the polls close.