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In-person, early voting locations announced for general election


The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office has announced in-person, early-voting locations for the 2020 general election.

Voting at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., will begin Tuesday, Oct. 6, and continue until Friday, Oct. 30. Voting hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The government center will also be open on 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The office will be closed for voting on Monday, Oct. 12 in observance of Indigenous People’s Day. 

Early voting at alternate early-voting locations will begin at 11 a.m.  Saturday, Oct. 17, and will remain open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday until Oct 31.

In-person, early-voting locations are

  • Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive in Las Cruces
  • Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St. in Las Cruces
  • NMSU Corbett Center, 1600 International Mall on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces
  • Anthony City Hall, 802 Highway 478 in Anthony, New Mexico
  • Hatch High School, 170 E. Herrera Road in Hatch
  • Doña Ana Community College – Sunland Park, 3365 McNutt Road in Sunland Park
  • Delores C. Wright Educational Center, 400 E. Lisa Drive in Chaparral

“Early voting and absentee voting options are essential opportunities for voter participation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin. “Our top priority is working to ensure every eligible voter is able to safely and securely cast a ballot in the General Election.”

Same-day voter registration will be available at all alternate early voting locations and the County Government Center, while early voting is taking place, the clerk’s office said. Qualified voters can register to vote or update their existing registration information before they vote.

Absentee ballots may be returned by voters, voters’ immediate family members or voters’ caregivers at the clerk’s office on the first floor of the county building or any early-voting site. 

Voters may request an absentee ballot application from the clerk’s office by emailing elections@donaanacounty.org or by printing an application and mailing it to Doña Ana County Clerk, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M. 88007.

To find a printable absentee ballot application, visit www.donaanacounty.org/elections/elections-info and click on “print an application.”

Online tracking of absentee ballot application status will not be available on the Secretary of State’s NMVote.org portal until closer to the election. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Oct. 20, and absentee ballots will begin to be mailed on Oct. 6.

For more information, call 575-647-7428 or visit www.dacelections.com

Important general election dates

From www.donaanacounty.org/elections/elections-info

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6: 1) Absentee voting begins; 2) Voter registration closes online and by mail. Qualified voters may still register to vote or update an existing registration in person at the county clerk’s office or designated alternative voting locations immediately prior to voting through Oct. 31; and 3) Early voting begins at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17: Early Voting begins at voter convenience stations countywide.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20: Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27: Deadline for federal/overseas absentee applications (www.fvap.gov) to be returned.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: General Election Day. Polls will be open 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. at 40 locations throughout the county. Visit www.donaanacounty.org/elections/vcc#election to see voting locations.

Want to register to vote or check your voter registration status? Visit www.NMVote.org.