Thousands of voters across San Juan County cast ballot by noon on Election Day

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — With seats on several local educational and government entities up for grabs in San Juan County, balloting for those positions reached the final stage Nov. 5 after two weeks of early and absentee voting.

Nearly three dozen locations across the county were serving as polling sites through 7 p.m. on the Nov. 5 Election Day, but thousands of county voters already had cast a ballot by that afternoon.

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Sue Holt talking to a poll worker at the Farmington Museum on Election Day, Nov. 5, 2019. "Voting is fun," she said, "I've never missed a vote."

According to figures provided by the Secretary of State's Office, 4,723 ballots had been cast by noon on Election Day. That figure included 2,491 early-voting ballots, 528 absentee ballots and 1,704 ballots that had been cast as of noon on Nov. 5 at one of the polling sites.

Voters were deciding on several seats for local school boards, including those in Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield and the Central Consolidated School District.

Seats on the San Juan College Board of Trustees were being determined, as were supervisor seats on the San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District. Bloomfield and Aztec voters also were being asked to approve the extension of existing mill levies.

The Secretary of State's Office was scheduled to begin posting election results on its website at at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 as soon as polling places closed.

"Voting is fun," said Sue Holt after voting at Farmington Museum. "I've never missed a vote."

A voting booth is seen at the Farmington Museum on Nov. 5, 2019, Election Day.