It’s election day and the polls are now open

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Rachel Brooks of Santa Fe at an early polling location last month. She was among dozens of people who voted early. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

It’s almost finished!

For weeks, candidates have been bombarding us with nasty TV and radio ads and filling our mailboxes with leaflets attacking their opponents. All of that comes to an end today as voters in New Mexico head to the polls to select a governor, three U.S. representatives, a host of other positions and to decide on several ballot initiatives.

Polls are now open.

If you still need information on the candidates and questions on the ballot, check out the Journal’s election guide.

Seventy-two locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Bernalillo County voters to vote in person or hand-deliver completed absentee ballots. For a list of polling locations around Albuquerque, click here.

Check ABQJournal.com tonight for the latest results.

Here are some Election Day basics.

CAN I STILL REGISTER TO VOTE?

Those who are not registered to vote but would still like to vote can register at a polling station today.

Take a “photo ID and current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student ID, or other government document, including a government document. ID issued by an Indian Nation, Tribe, or Pueblo showing your name and current address,” the Bernalillo County Clerk’s website says.

DO I NEED TO SHOW ID IF I AM REGISTERED TO VOTE?

If you’ve already registered to vote, you probably won’t need to show ID. Identification is only required for new voters in New Mexico who registered by mail and did not include identification with their registration forms, according to the Secretary of State’s website. New Mexico. “Otherwise, you will be asked to provide a verbal or written statement of identity including your name, year of birth and registered address,” the site says.

WHAT IF I’M ONLINE WHEN THE POLLS CLOSURE?

Voters who line up when the polls close at 7 p.m. can still vote.

ARE THERE ANY CAMPAIGN RESTRICTIONS ON ELECTION DAY?

Campaigning is not permitted within 100 feet of a building that houses a polling station. This includes posting or distributing items such as campaign signs or literature, campaign buttons, t-shirts, hats or pins. Soliciting votes for a candidate or issue within 100 feet of a polling place is also not permitted.

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