League Urges Absentee Ballot Vote

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is urging the public to vote absentee in the June 2 Primary Election. "We urge people to use this method to vote," said League of Women Voters NM President Hannah Burling. "Voting is an important civic duty, and in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the best way to get it done."

In compliance with the recent NM Supreme Court decision, absentee ballot applications will be mailed directly to all New Mexico voters who are registered as Republicans, Democrats or Libertarians. Those applications must be filled out and returned to your county clerk in order to receive an absentee ballot for the primary election. Only those who are registered with one of the three major parties are eligible to vote in the primary.

You can also go to www.nmvote.org now to request an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will be mailed out beginning on May 5. Fill them out and return them right away. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, May 28.

May 5 is the deadline for registering or updating registrations. "Going online to request an absentee ballot reduces the workload on your county clerk's office, too," said Burling. "Be sure to read the directions on the ballot. Use your formal signature and provide your date of birth on the privacy envelope," she added.

The League of Women Voters will soon be releasing its first online voter guide for the June 2 Primary Election. You will be able to see it at VOTE411.org.

Contact: Janet Blair
April 16, 2020