Special Election CoverageNovember 19th, 2013 at 10:36 am by Hawa Konte under N.M. Politics, News
9:47 pm: RT @AlexG_Reporter: 40 of 50 vote centers in. Gibson now leading by 232 votes over Arnold-Jones.
9:27 pm: KRQE declares Albuquerque voters have rejected the late-term abortion ban with 55 percent against it and 45 percent for it.
9:19 pm: @AGoodman_krqe: lots of cheers here as 22 of 50 centers now in… nearly 55% against ban, 45% for ban
9:19 pm: @MattGrubs: How big is the 50% runoff change? It may decide balance of power in ABQ city politics. They’ll call it “inside baseball” but It. Is. Real.
8:58 pm: @AlexG_Reporter: Arnold-Jones was 73 votes away from avoiding a runoff with Gibson last month
8:55 pm: @AlexG_Reporter: 15 of 50 vote centers in, Gibson now up 172 votes.
8:52 pm: @AlexG_Reporter: Diane Gibson’s lead sits at 146 votes over Janice Arnold-Jones right now.
8:52 pm: @AGoodman_krqe: With a couple voting centers reporting.. numbers are unchanged in late-term abortion vote.
8:11 pm: RT @AlexG_Reporter: Voter turnout for this special election appears to have surpassed the 2009 citywide election.
8:04 pm: All voting locations are closed in #abq2013 election. 36,734 people voted today and 87,296 overall. There were more registered voters today than there was a month ago. Turnout was 24% compared to 20% for the Mayoral race. Bandelier Elementary voting location was the last to close.
7:31 pm: Jefferson Middle School, Bandelier Elementary, Montezuma Elementary Schools are still taking voters
7:23 pm: @AGoodman_krqe: FYI people starting to fill in here at the Respect ABQ Women watch party. Not sure if they have seen early/absentee results yet.
7:11 pm: RT @TinaJensenKRQE: Polls closed. People still in line at Eisenhower Middle School.
6:55 pm: Polls close in five minutes
6:00 pm: RT @chrisanchezzz: Waiting in line to vote at Bandelier Elementary School. At least an hour wait. Line snakes in all sorts of intricate ways through the gym.
4:17 pm: Get Election Day results for the latest races, bond, amendments, special elections etc. here»
4:00 pm: RT @krqevallez: Looks like a record number of voters will turn out for the late term abortion ban..the latest live from the polls on News 13 @ 4
2:17 pm: As of now 17,238 voters have cast their ballots. According to the city clerk, Montgomery crossing, Daskalos, Jefferson Middle and Monzano Mesa voting locations have the highest volume so far.
1:15 pm: Life Legal Defense Foundation has announced that they are preparing to defend any legal challenges that follow the possible passage of the late-term abortion ban.
12:34 pm: About 8,600 voters have voted citywide.
12:19 pm: Photo ID is required to vote in City of Albuquerque elections. For more information»
11:17 am: RT @mattatkrqe: Get out and vote today in #abq! Late-term abortion ban on the ballot and a city council run-off election in District 7, Uptown area
10:40 am: Voters continue to head to the polls Tuesday in the city of Albuquerque’s special election.
10:38 am: Registered voters can vote at any 50 Vote Centers on that day. Voters are deciding whether to ban late-term abortion in Albuquerque.
10:36 am: Election Day in the City of Albuquerque’s Special Election is November 19, 2013. The ballot includes a measure that would ban late-term abortions. Also at stake is the political balance on the Albuquerque City Council the runoff election between Democrat Diane Gibson and Republican Janice Arnold-Jones to represent the Uptown area. Arnold-Jones fell just short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff during the three-way contest in the Oct.8 municipal election.