registered to vote have less than three weeks to register.
County Clerk Karen Smyer said voter registration for the November 6th general election will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9th.
And Smyer said that same day – Tuesday, October 9th – is the first day a voter may cast a paper absentee ballot or vote in person on an electronic voting system in the clerk’s office.
Early voting continues through Saturday, November 3rd.
Voters also may request an application and absentee ballot to be mailed to them. The last day the clerk may mail an absentee ballot to an applicant is Friday, November 2nd.
Contact the county clerk’s office at 546-0491 for more information. There are a number of races of local interest.
Incumbent District 35 State Senator Democrat John Arthur Smith of Deming is facing Republican Russell Allen of Las Cruces.
Incumbent District 32 State Representative Democrat Dona Irwin is challenged by Republican Thomas Guerra.
Democrat Francesca Estevez is facing Republican George Zsoka for the position of Sixth Judicial District Attorney.
Democrat Jennifer DeLaney is facing Republican Jarod Hofacket for the opportunity to fill the Sixth Judicial
District Court judgeship vacated with the retirement of Gary Jeffreys.
Incumbent Luna County District Three Commissioner Javier Diaz, a Democrat, has two opponents: Republican Philip Skinner and Independent Martha Long.
And on the ballot unopposed is Democrat Andrea Rodriguez for Luna County Clerk.