Polls are open until 7 p.m. in today’s Las Cruces municipal election.
“Everything is up and running, and we’re running smoothly,” said David Aguayo, senior office assistant in the City Clerk’s Office.
Las Crucens can vote at any of the 14 voting convenience centers around the city.
Jamie Bronstein voted at Highland Elementary School on the city’s east side without problem.
“There were zero people in line at 7 a.m.,” Bronstein said. “I was in and out of there in two minutes.”
District 2 City Councilor Gregory Z. Smith, who’s facing Philip VanVeen on today’s ballot, posted on Facebook that he was the 12th voter at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center on the city’s south side. “Voted!!!” Smith posted at about 7:40 a.m.
Barbara Alvarez also voted at the Papen Center shortly before 8 a.m.
“There were a few people in front of me and three or four came in after me, so it was a little busier,” Alvarez said. “Very fast voting!”
Steve Montaño reported higher interest at the Doña Ana County Government Center on the city’s west side. He said he was the 45th voter there at just after 8 a.m.
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This article has been updated.