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Expanded early voting for primary begins May 21

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Expanded early voting in New Mexico’s primary election begins Saturday, May 21, at voting sites in Las Cruces and throughout Doña Ana County.

Early voting locations

  • Anthony City Hall Municipal Complex, 820 Highway 478, Anthony
  • DACC-Sunland Park, 3365 McNutt Road, Sunland Park
  • Delores C. Wright Educational Center, 400 E. Lisa Drive, Chaparral
  • Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces
  • Corbett Center Student Union, 1600 International Mall, NMSU campus, Las Cruces
  • Hatch High School, 170 E. Herrera Road, Hatch
  • Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St., Las Cruces
  • Mesilla Town Hall, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla
  • Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive

The county government center will be open for early voting 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The center will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

The other early voting sites are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Visit www.donaanacountyelections.com/locations.

Absentee ballots

The county clerk’s office began mailing absentee ballots May 10. They can be dropped off 24/7 at secured-container locations countywide: In Las Cruces: Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.; Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St.; Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive; throughout the county: Mesilla Town Hall, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla; Anthony City Hall Municipal Complex, 820 Highway 478, Anthony; Sunland Park City Library, 1000 McNutt Road, Sunland Park; Delores C. Wright Educational Center, 400 E. Lisa Drive, Chaparral; Hatch Valley High School, 170 E. Herrera Road, Hatch.

Other important dates

  • Thursday, June 2: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot.
  • Saturday, June 4: Early voting ends.
  • Tuesday, June 7: Election day: All absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Same day voter registration ends.

Visit https://candidateportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/CandidateList.aspx?eid=2827&cty=99 for candidate lists. Be sure to check at the far right, as 18 of the candidates listed have withdrawn from their races and another 18 were disqualified.

On that website, you can search by county, office and party. For example, if you want to see just Doña Ana County candidates, click on the county box that has the word “all” in it; scroll down and click on “Dona Ana.”

Also visit www.nmlegis.gov/Publications/2022_Candidates.pdf, which shows all candidates for New Mexico House of Representatives. House districts have been redrawn; House District 39 no longer contains any part of Doña Ana County, but House districts 32 and 38 now include parts of the county.

Check with the county clerk’s office for sample ballots and additional information at 575-647-7428 and

elections@donaanacounty.org.