ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — Tuesdayâ€™s primary was a learning experience for Bernalillo County.
While it allowed voters to cast their ballot at any voting location in the county, it also delayed the results.
Absentee and early voting results were released just after the polls closed at 7 p.m., but the rest of the results trickled in very slowly.
By 10 p.m. only about half were processed.
County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver says from her perspective, things went as good as they could have with the new system.
However, they are looking at ways to speed things up come November.
One thing will be to reduce the time it takes to vote.
â€śAt Paseo crossing yesterday which was our heaviest turnout center there was a 45 minute wait at the end of the night whereas less than half a mile away at La Cueva people were being processed in minutes so making sure voters have that information is the key,â€ť Toulouse Oliver said.
Toulouse Oliver also hopes the results won't take as long in November because the computers won't have to process so many different ballots.
In a primary, there are different ballots for republicans and democrats.
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