Want to vote?
Register by Oct. 6
Would you like to have a say in who serves as mayor of Las Cruces for the next four years? Maybe a city council seat is up for grabs in your district or you’d like to cast a vote for the next presiding judge in the city’s municipal court.
The election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, but early voting actually begins Wednesday, Oct. 6.
If you are not registered yet, though, you better act fast. The Las Cruces City Clerk’s Office reports the final day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 6.
To register, visit the Bureau of Elections between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.
To vote early, go to city clerk’s office located on the first floor of city hall, 700 N. Main St. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday voting is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17, 24 and 31.
Absentee ballots are available by calling the clerk’s office at 541-2115 to request an application. The application will be mailed out. Once the application is verified, a ballot will be sent to you by mail. Dates for absentee voting are Oct. 7, to Oct. 31. Absentee ballots must be received in the City Clerk’s office prior to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2015.
On election day itself, voters can cast ballots at any one of 14 voting convenience centers located throughout Las Cruces. Voters are no longer restricted to vote in the district in which they are registered. Voting convenience centers at the following locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
• Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.
• Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.
• East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr.
• Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.
• Good Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Cir.
• Henry Benavidez Center, 1045 McClure St.
• Meerscheidt Recreation Center,1600 E. Hadley Ave.
• Doña Ana Community College – East Mesa Branch, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
• Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.
• Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, 4441 E. Lohman Ave.
• Newman Center, 2615 S. Solano Dr.
• Highland Elementary, 4201 Emerald St.
• Jornada Elementary, 3400 Elks
• Desert Hills Elementary, 280 Roadrunner Pkwy.
A Las Cruces mayoral candidate forum is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nopalito’s Gallery at 326 S. Mesquite St.
On hand will be the three mayoral candidates: small business owner, Eugina “Gina” Montoya Ortega; City Councillor Miguel Silva; and Mayor Ken Miyagishima.
This forum will be videotaped and posted online at swopaction. org. Those who attend will have an opportunity to ask 30-second questions
League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces will hold a candidates forum 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Las Cruces City Hall.
The city’s municipal election is scheduled for Nov. 3.
Candidates expected to be on hand include those for mayor, city council and for municipal court presiding judge.
A voters’ guide soon will be available on newsstands and on the League of Women Voters’ website www.lwvglc.org.