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The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office is hosting trainings for election officials for the June 7 primary election at the County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., May 3-June 6.
Here are the training dates:
Early voting training: at 8 a.m. Tuesdays, May 3 and 17, and Wednesday, May 18;
Absent voter precinct board training: 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4;
Election day trainings: at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23; Tuesday, May 24; Wednesday, May 25; Thursday, May 26; Friday, May 27; and Monday, June 6. There will also be a training at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
The trainings are open to the public.
Officials will receive training in opening and closing the polls, setting up voting equipment, issuing ballots and other election-related topics.
Election officials are paid for their service, including training. To be an election worker, you must be registered to vote in Doña Ana County; attend training; take an oath of office; have basic computer skills, a mobile phone and an email address; and not be a candidate, law officer or close relative (spouse, parent, child, sibling or in-law) of a candidate currently on the ballot.
The clerk’s office also uses student election clerks, who must be U.S. citizens, at least 16 years of age; have written permission from parent(s) or legal guardian, unless emancipated to be a student election clerk; and cannot be related to any candidate currently on the ballot.
For more information and for an application to be a 2022 primary election official, visit www.donaanacountyelections.com/election-officials.
Voters may register, update voter registrations or apply for absentee ballots at NMVote.org.