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S A M P L E   B A L L O T S 
Democratic Sample Ballot (Precincts 1 thru 6 - -  White Rock)
Democratic Sample Ballot (Precincts 7 thru 17 - -  Los Alamos)
Republican Sample Ballot (Precincts 1 thru 17 - -  Los Alamos  and White Rock) 
 

The NM Secretary of State has posted a sample ballot lookup application on their Voter Services Portal.  Click the link to see your sample ballot.

 https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/SampleBallot.aspx

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2016 Primary Election
Important Dates  

 

 

Wednesday, May 4th 8:30am

Poll Worker Training (Early Voting)
Municipal Building - Council Chambers

 

Thursday, May 5th - 11:30am

Testing & Certification of Voting Machines
Early Voting Machines:  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Clerk's Warehouse

Thursday, May 19th  - Tentative Date

Testing & Certification of Voting Machines
Election Day Machines:  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Tuesday, May 10th

Voter Registration will close on Tuesday, May 10th at 5pm.

 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, May 10th in order to vote in the Primary 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.

 NOTE:  New Mexico is a closed Primary state, only those registered in a major party can vote in the Primary Election.  The major parties are Democrat and Republican.

 

 Tuesday, May 10th— Friday, May 20th

Absentee Voting begins - In Person (Early Voting)

       Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers 

       Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

   

Absentee By Mail

The first day an absentee ballot can be mailed is Tuesday, May 10th.

Voters that prefer a ballot to be mailed need to complete an absentee application. Please call or download the absentee application from the right side bar.   The last day an absentee ballot can be mailed is Friday, June 3rd.  

 

 Saturday, May 21   

Early Voting Begins - White Rock Library
Saturday, May 21 through Saturday, June 4  

(excluding Sunday’s and Monday, May 30th Memorial Day Holiday)

Hours: 8am to 6pm

 Early Voting Begins – Municipal Bldg. (Council Chambers)
Saturday, May 21 through Saturday, June 4  

(excluding Sunday’s and Monday, May 30th Memorial Day Holiday)

Hours: 8am to 6pm

 

Friday, June 3    

Last Day to Mail Absentee Ballots

 

Saturday, June 4    

Last day to vote early!  All Absentee/Early Voting ends at ALL locations.

10am to 6pm

     
Monday, June 6   

Last day to cast a replacement Absentee Ballot

 

Tuesday, June 7   

Absentee Ballots shall be accepted until 7pm at the County Clerk’s Office

Primary Election Day - Polls Open 7am – 7pm
Vote Center Locations:

Los Alamos County Municipal Building – Council Chambers, 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos

 

White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room, NM State Road 4 and Sherwood Blvd., White Rock

 

Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building – Multi-Purpose Room, 4250 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos

 

Friday, June 10   (Tentative)

The Canvass Committee will meet to canvass the results of the election at 2pm, Municipal Building Room 200
 

Monday, June 13   

Voter Registration Re-Opens

This is the first day the County Clerk can begin processing voter registrations.  Please contact the County Clerk if you have not received your updated voter information card by July 6, 2016.

 

Thursday, June 30  Filing Day for:
Independent Candidates,
Minor Party Candidates, and
Write-in Candidates 
9am to 5pm in the County Clerk’s Office

 

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Filing Day is Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  for the following local offices:

  • County Council (3 positions)

  • County Clerk

  • Probate Judge

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Los Alamos County Clerk's Office

Municipal Building
1000 Central Avenue, Suite 240

Filing Fee: $50.00

Declaration of Candidacy & Candidate Information Form for Campaign Reporting are required, along with the filing fee.  Forms are available by clicking on the links on the right side bar or are also available in the Clerk's Office.

 

 

Tuesday, April 5, 5pm

Last Day a candidate may withdraw from the Primary

 

 ELECTION NEWS

 
2016 Primary Election Important Information

Voter Registration will close on Tuesday, May 10th at 5pm. 

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, May 10th in order to vote in the Primary 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.

NOTE:  New Mexico is a closed Primary state, only those registered in a major party can vote in the Primary Election.  The major parties are Democrat and Republican.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  House Bill 138 -  Eligible 17 Year Olds to Vote

in the Primary Election

NM Secretary of State issued Guidance on the Implementation of 17 year olds voting

in the 2016 Primary Election

After consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of State has confirmed that beginning Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 17 year olds eligible to vote pursuant to House Bill 138 will be able to vote in the June 7, 2016 primary election.

As you know HB138, allowing 17 year olds to vote in the primary election if they will be 18 by the general election, passed the legislature and was signed into law by the governor during the 2016 legislative session.

Per Article IV, Section 23 of the NM Constitution, a bill becomes law 90 days following adjournment of the legislature.  Since the session adjourned on February 18, this law goes into effect on Wednesday, May 18, after the start of absentee voting for the primary election which begins on Tuesday, May 10.

Here are the specific conditions for eligibility in order for 17 years olds to vote in the primary:

1.        - -  17 year olds must register to vote prior to voter registration closing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

2.       - -   Eligible 17 year olds must turn 18 on or before the general election, November 8, 2016.

3.       - -  17 year olds must register as a democrat or republican to vote in the primary election.

If    If the above conditions have been met then the registrant may vote beginning on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  In order to accommodate this, there are some configuration changes that must be made in VREMS at the state and county level.

Additional Considerations regarding the implementation of HB138:

 - - 17 year olds will remain in ‘suspense’ in PowerProfile (Voter Registration Management System)  for the duration of the primary and will ONLY become ‘active’ on their 18th birthday.

o        -  -   Voters in ‘suspense’ currently do not appear in VoterView – The SOS is working with the vendor to determine whether it may be possible to show ‘suspense’ registrants in VoterView.

o       - -  Voters in ‘suspense’ do NOT receive voter information cards upon being entered into PowerProfile.

o       - -  Current state law does not allow for 17 year olds to vote in any other election conducted in the state.

 

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