In honor of Election Day, I decided to post these official voting returns for Socorro County - from 1912. This election happened a few days after New Mexico became a state. A number of these men were descendants of Socorro founders, or married to said descendants.
Official Election Returns on County OfficersSocorro County - County Commissioners. First District: J. S. Baca 1888; Emil Kiehne 1591; Second District: Leandro Baca 1747; Leopoldo Contreras 1723; Third District: Benito Belarde 1803; Harvey Richards 1697.Probate Judge: Misaias Baca 1945; John Greenwald 1548.County Clerk: Edward Fortune 1816; E.H. Sweet 1655.Sheriff: Emil James 1720; Henry Dreyfus 1674; John Martin 102; Jose L. Baca 1.Assessor: A.B. Baca 1813; George E. Cook 1680.Treasurer: Max H. Montoya 1893; Jose E. Torres 1570.Superintendent of Schools: Benjamin Sanchez 1845; C.B. Sedillo 1637.Surveyor - George King 1952; Rolla Russell 1553.Source: "Official Election Returns on County Officers," announcement, Santa Fe New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 22 January 1912, election results for Socorro County offices; online archives (http://0-access.newspaperarchive.com.albuq.cabq.gov/us/new-mexico/santa-fe/santa-fe-new-mexican : accessed 8 November 2016); Newspaper Archive website.
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