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2016 General Election Information

 

Voter Registration:

DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 11th at 5pm  
Residents who are not registered, or have moved, need to complete and submit a new voter registration form to the County Clerk’s Office no later than, 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11th, in order to vote in the November 8th General Election.
 

The NM Secretary of State provides online voter registration to eligible New Mexico  citizens. Citizens can now update their existing registration or register for the first time, all that is required a state-issued I.D.  To register online, please visit the NM Secretary of State website at: www.sos.state.nm.us.

 

 

Voter Resources

NM Secretary of State General Election Voter Services webpage

2016 NM Secretary of State General Election Voter Guide

Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC)

League of Women Voter's Guide

 

 

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Absentee Ballots Mailed to Federal Qualified Electors and Overseas Voters

Ballots for the military and overseas voters who have submitted applications through September 24th shall be transmitted no later than this day.

For more information regarding qualifications or to learn more about voting assistance for service members, their families and overseas citizens, visit: www.fvap.gov/new-mexico.

 

Thursday, September 29th   -  Poll Worker Election School

2016 General Election School for Poll Workers is scheduled to take place: 

Location:  Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers 
Time:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

All candidates, party/organization representatives, media and public may attend.

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Voting Machine Certification (Tentative)

Notice is hereby given that certification and preparation of the Absentee/Early & Election Day Voting Machines is scheduled to take place:

Location:  Municipal Building, Clerk's Warehouse, 1000 Central Avenue (The Warehouse is located on the west side of the Municipal Building, next to the loading dock area.)

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 All candidates, party/organization representatives, media and public may attend.

  

Tuesday, October 11th at 5pm   -  Voter Registration closes

Residents who are not registered, or have moved, need to complete a new voter  registration form in the County Clerk’s Office no later than, Tuesday, October 11th in order to vote in the General Election.

Voter registration forms are also available at the Motor Vehicle Department and both  libraries.

The NM Secretary of State also provides online voter registration to eligible New Mexico  citizens.  Citizens can now update their existing registration or register for the first time, all that is required a state-issued I.D.  Please visit the NM Secretary of State website at http://www.sos.state.nm.us/ to register online.

 

Tuesday, October 11th    -  Absentee by Mail begins 

Voters that prefer a ballot to be mailed,  need to complete an absentee application for each election.  The last day the County Clerk's Office can mail out an absentee ballot is Friday, November 4th. All absentee ballots are physically due back to the County Clerk's Office no later than 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 8th.

Click here to download the Absentee Application (Within USA Only).

 

Tuesday, October 11th    -  Absentee In Person/Early Voting begins

Absentee Voting In Person (also known as Early Voting):
Tuesday, October 11th thru Friday, October 21st
Location:  Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers 
Days:  Monday – Friday
Times:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 22nd - Early Voting begins

Early Voting - Municipal Building - Extended Days and Hours begin
Saturday, October 22nd:
Location:  Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers 
Days:  Monday – Saturday
Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Early Voting - White Rock Library opens Saturday, October 22nd:
Location:  White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room
Days:  Monday – Saturday
Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, November 4, 2016 - Last Day the County Clerk can mail an Absentee Ballot

This is the last day the County Clerk can mail or transmit an Absentee Ballot to the requestor.

REMINDER: All absentee ballots are physically due back to the County Clerk's Office no later than 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 8th.

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - Early Voting ends at both locations

Locations:  Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers  AND
White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room

Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Last day to cast a replacement Absentee Ballot in the Clerk's Office

No voting today, Monday, November 7, 2016.  Early Voting closed on Saturday, November 5th

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Election Day

Vote Centers open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following Vote Centers:

     Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers

     White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room

     Golf Course Community Building – Multi-Purpose Room 

REMINDER: All absentee ballots are physically due back to the County Clerk's Office no later than 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 8th.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Canvass of Results

Convene at 10 am – meeting should take no longer than  30 minutes, then recess

Meeting Location: Municipal Building Room 200

 

Monday, November 14 - Canvass of Results cont.

Reconvene at 9:30 am  to canvass the results of the election

Meeting Location: Municipal Building Room 200

 

Monday, November 14, 2016 - Voter Registration Opens

Clerk staff can begin processing voter registrations. Any registrant that submitted a voter registration form for update/change should expect a voter information card confirming the registrants update/change no later than mid-December. 

 

Tuesday, November 15 -  Certification of Canvass Results

Pursuant to Los Alamos County Charter, Section 600.3, the returns of every election shall be canvassed and certified to the Council by a Canvassing Committee.
Location: Council Chambers, 1000 Central Avenue
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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