Watch For LWVLA’s Official 2016 Voters Guide In Thursday’s Print Edition Of Los Alamos Daily Post

ELECTION News:

FInd the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos 2016 Voters Guide for the Nov. 8 General Election inserted in Thursday’s print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper, which is delivered to every home and business in Los Alamos County.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization for men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. As a non-partisan organization, the League does not support, oppose, or make recommendations regarding any political party or candidate.

Essential Dates

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Voter registration closes. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. at the County Clerk’s Office in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Absentee Voting (by mail and in person) begins.
  • Oct. 11-21: Absentee Voting in person takes place at the LA County Municipal Building – 1st Floor, Council Chamber, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22: Early Voting begins at the following locations:
    • Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers
    • White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room
    • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
  • Friday, Nov. 4: Last day the County Clerk can mail an Absentee Ballot to a voter. All Absentee ballots are physically due back to the County Clerk’s Office no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.
  • Saturday, Nov. 5: Last day for Early Voting at both locations.
  • Nov. 8: General Election Day. Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registered voters of Los Alamos County may vote at any of the following Vote Centers on Election Day:
    • Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers
    • White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room
    • Golf Course Community Building – Multi-Purpose Room

Voting Information

You must be registered by Oct. 11 in order to vote in this election. If you have moved or changed your address or your party affiliation, you should re-register to vote. The County Clerk’s office is located in the Los Alamos  County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave, Suite 240, 505.662.8010. Application may be made in person or by mail.

For mail-in registration only, if the applicant is registering for the first time in New Mexico, he or she must submit a copy of one of the following types of identification showing both the name and the NM address of the applicant:

  • a current and valid photo ID such as a driver’s license (note that the DMV can issue similar IDs to non-drivers)
  • a utility bill
  • a bank statement
  • a government check, paycheck or other government document.

No identification is required if a voter is merely changing his registration (name, address and/or party affiliation) within the state of New Mexico.

When voting at the Vote Center, you will be asked for your name, address as registered, and year of birth. If you cannot provide this information orally, or if you registered by mail, you will be asked for one of the above forms of identification. With the exceptions noted above, no physical voter identification is required at the poll.

Sample ballots will be available at the County Clerk’s office, at the libraries, or online at www.losalamosnm.us (click on “Election Information” under “Popular Links”, and look to the right-hand column). Voters may no longer vote for a straight party ticket.

Since electioneering within 100 feet of polling places is prohibited, and since displaying buttons, t-shirts, hats or other such items is considered electioneering, voters are reminded not to display these items when voting at any Early Voting site or Vote Center.

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