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BLOOMFIELD — Registered Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians visited polling locations throughout San Juan county today to help select their party's nominees for the November general election.

More than 200 people had voted at the Bloomfield Multi-Cultural Center before noon.

Frank Gonzales said people often complain about policies and elected officials but do not show up to the polls to vote.

“I’ve always been a patriotic guy,” he said. “That’s why I joined the service and everything so that I can vote.”

Gonzalez served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until 1965 and in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1971. He wore an Air Force hat today while casting his ballot.

Ray Johnston, the owner of Float ‘N’ Fish in Navajo Dam, cast his ballot at the Aztec Masonic Lodge this morning.

“There was somebody that I didn’t want to see elected into office, so I came to vote for the other guy,” Johnston said.

Ryan Seitzinger volunteered as a poll worker at Bloomfield City Hall.

“I felt it was my civic duty to come and help,” he said.

He said his aunt asked him to help because City Hall did not have enough poll workers.

Seitzinger said he enjoyed the experience and would recommend other people also volunteer to help.

“I think it would be a great experience for people to come and try,” he said.

Polls close at 7 p.m. Election results will be available at daily-times.com.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

 

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