The Washington Post reported on Sunday that 4 million more Hispanic voters are eligible to cast votes than they were four years ago. In the 2012 presidential race, 11.2 million Hispanics voted. Early votes in five states with surging Hispanic populations –Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Nevada – showed that turnout numbers exceeded 50% of this group’s 2012 turnout. Jenna Marshall speaks to Gabe Sanchez of Latino Decisions and the University of New Mexico about this voter bloc in New Mexico.

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In Rio Arriba county that there are three polls on Native American land where anyone registered in the county can go to vote. These include polls in Dulce on the Jicarilla Apache reservation; at  Ohkay Owingeh; and at Santa Clara pueblo. An Ohkay Owingeh polling official said 400 people had participated in early voting, and 150 more voters are expected at that poll tomorrow.

Derrick Toledo has our first story on the Native American vote in New Mexico.

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“Citizens should be provided with free unbiased information when they go to vote.”

This from Walker McKusick of voter site Project Vote Smart. The website helps voters sort through were politicians stand on the issues. Mary Lou Cooper has the story.

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