Absentee voting for the 2021 local elections started Oct. 5, according to Eddy County Clerk Darlene Rosprim.
She said absentee voting continued until Oct. 15 at the Eddy County Clerk’s Office at 325 South Main Street in Carlsbad and at the Eddy County Sub-Office at 602 South First Street in Artesia.
Rosprim said absentee voters may cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carlsbad and Artesia and early voting starts Oct. 16 and concludes Oct. 30.
Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday’s from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in both Carlsbad and Artesia.
Rosprim said Oct. 5 was the last day residents could register to vote via a paper application.
“Same day registration will continue through Oct. 30,” she said.
To check on voter registration visit the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Voter Registration Portal.
Offices to be voted on include Hope mayor, Hope Village Council, Loving Village Council, Carlsbad City Council, Carlsbad School Board, Loving School Board, Artesia Sc Southeast New Mexico College Board of Trustees, Central Valley Soil and Water Supervisor, Carlsbad Soil and Water Supervisor, Penasco Valley Soil and Water Supervisor, Artesia Hospital District, Cottonwood-Walnut Water Shed Supervisor.
Tax questions for school buildings in Carlsbad, Artesia and Loving are on the ballot along with a tax question for the Artesia Special Hospital District.
More election information may be found at https://www.co.eddy.nm.us/DocumentCenter/View/6541/Voter-Info-Letter-PDF?bidId=
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