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Early voting is underway for the Nov. 2 local elections across the state. While most municipalities have opted to participate, close to a third have not, choosing instead to maintain control over their own elections rather than have their counties run them.

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National elections get a lot of attention and press, but local ones? Not so much. And some folks say it’s those local races that have a bigger impact on your everyday life.

There are a slew of candidates running for mayor in Albuquerque. And the last two city elections here saw low voter turnout. The deadline to register to vote in October is the end of day on Tuesday, Sept. 5, but Viki Harrison of Common Cause says that’s way too early.