Register by May 10 to vote in primary
By Mike Cook
Las Cruces Bulletin
If you are not registered to vote, or you want to change your party registration, the last day to do so before New Mexico’s June 7 primary is Tuesday, May 10.
You can register to vote or change your registration at the Doña Ana County Clerk’s office, located on the first floor of the county government building, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Or you can register online. Visit www.dacelections.com and click on the link under Bureau of Elections.
New Mexico has a closed primary, which means you have to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Democratic primary or as a Republican to vote in the Republican primary. If you are registered as an independent or with a minor party in the state, you cannot vote in the primary.
May 10 is also the first day you can request an absentee ballot for the primary, and the first day of early voting. Absentee ballots can be requested through Friday, June 3. Early voting continues through Saturday, June 4. For more information, visit the website listed above and click on the absentee voting link in blue.
Early voting also begins May 10 at the county government center and continues through Saturday, June 4. You can vote early during regular office hours Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 4. Early voting at alternate locations begins Saturday, May 21 and ends June 4. You can vote early at alternate locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit the website and click on the early voting link in blue for more information.