Voting for the 2021 Regular Local Election has begun. Early and absentee voting is happening now and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Turnout to date is low. County Clerk Naomi Maestas would like to remind citizens to “Make Your Vote Count” by setting aside time to vote early or fill out and turn in their absentee votes.
“It is important for citizens to remember that every election is important,” Maestas said, “This election impacts our local education programs and public-school facilities, as well as property taxes.”
Not yet registered to vote? Same-Day-Voter Registration (SDR) will be offered through the Clerk’s Office until Saturday, Oct. 30, for new voters and those needing to update their address.
Want to vote early? Early voting is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Municipal Building and the White Rock Town Hall. All Early/Absentee In-Person voting ends Saturday, Oct. 30 at both locations.
It’s not too late! Absentee Applications can still be obtained through the following methods: applications can be mailed by request; apply on-line at www.NMVote.org; downloaded from the Clerk’s webpage; or picked up in-person in the Clerk’s Office.
Remember, voting absentee by mail is secure, confidential, and all qualified absentee ballots are counted. Citizens can also Drop their absentee ballots at the Mesa Public Library Drive-Thru Ballot Drop Box or at any Early or Election Day Voting site.
The last day to request an absentee ballot (Federal or Domestic-within the United States) is today. All absentee ballots are physically due back no later than 7 p.m. Nov. w to the County Clerk’s Office.
Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2 – The following Vote Centers will be open 7 a.m. to 7p.m.:
- LAC Municipal Bldg. – Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave.
- White Rock Town Hall – Conference Training Rooms,139 Longview Dr.
LAC Golf Course Community Bldg. – Multi-Purpose Room, 4244 Diamond Dr.
- University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, Bldg. 6 Room 631, 4000 University Dr.
- Betty Ehart Senior Center – Downstairs Classroom, 1101 Bathtub Row
If additional information on anything related to the 2021 Regular Local Election in Los Alamos County is needed, please call the Clerk’s Office at 505.662.8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As the election season progresses, the Clerk’s Office will share updates via the web at www.losalamosnm.us/clerk and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.