Taos County polls fill up for lunch

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Taos County voters took time out of their lunch breaks to stop by the polls and cast their votes in the 2018 primary election.

A total of 2,329 chose their candidates during absentee and early voting by June 1.

From Costilla to Peñasco, people earned their stickers and supported their candidates in the primary, which will determine which candidates will represent their parties in the November general election.

For Taos County, a majority of the races will be between Democratic candidates as only 14 Republicans are in the races.

According to voters, the races for governor and sheriff were some of the most important on their radar this year. For Taos County Sheriff, incumbent Jerry Hogrefe has gone head-to-head against four fellow Democratic challengers, and the winner will face Republican Jani Davis in November.  One of the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates will face off to run against Republican Steve Pearce in November.

"I am just hoping that the person I voted for will be the best," said Taos County resident Janice Crowse. "I'm not saying we need a change, I just think its good to have challengers."

Polls close at 7 p.m. and results will be available after all precincts report in to the Taos County Clerk's Office with their numbers.

Visit taosnews.com for more updates and results tonight on the 2018 primary election.

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