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Municipal Elections

March 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Election

MARCH 6, 2018 REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Election March 6, 2018

The city's next municipal election will take place on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at City Council Chambers from 7 AM to 7 PM. On the ballot will be two City Councilors to a four-year term.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at cvirden@ruidosodowns.us
   


Election Calendar

01-09-18   3-8-27(A-F) Candidate filing day

01-10-18   3-8-27 (G) Candidate Certification by City Clerk

01-11-18   3-8-29 (A) Candidates draw for position on the ballot (View Certified Candidates Document here)

01-16-18   3-8-27 (I) Withdrawal of Candidacy

01-16-18   3-8-27 (L) Write-In Candidates filing day

01-17-18   3-8-27L (3) Write-In Candidate Certification by City Clerk

01-30-18   3-8-27L (5) Withdrawal of Write-in Candidacy

01-30-18   3-9-4(M) First Day Absentee ballots may be mailed

02-06-18   1-4-8(A3) at 5:00 p.m. Registration books closed by County Clerk

02-14-18   3-8-37.1 Early voting on Electronic Vote Tabulator begins

03-02-18   3-9-4(K) Last day to vote by absentee in person or on machine. Last day to mail absentee ballots from Clerk’s Office.  After 5:00 p.m., destruction of all unused absentee ballots.

03-02-18  3-8-31(B &C) Deadline for candidate to file a petition for challengers, or watchers

03-06-18   3-8-25   Election Day

03-07-18   3-8-53 A Canvass of election results 10:00 a.m. City Hall Hubbard Room 123 Downs Drive, Ruidoso Downs, NM (Not later than noon on the 3rd day after the election)

03-12-18   3-8-33 B     Oath of Office (by 7:00 PM) Not later than 7:00 p.m. on the 6th day following election)

03-14-18    3-38-H      Organizational Meeting of Newly Elected Officials (shall meet not earlier than the 6th day after the election or later than the 21st day )

ABSENTEE VOTING

The City Clerk shall furnish an absentee ballot application.  The voter in person may request an application for an absentee ballot, by telephone or by mail, and any voter may request an application for an absentee ballot for an immediate family member (“Immediate family member” means spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters”) or caregiver of that voter.

The City Clerk cannot by law automatically send applications to the elderly or disabled.

A list containing the names and addresses of voters requesting absentee ballots applications shall be kept and shall be made a part of the absentee ballot register.

When a completed application is received in the office of the City Clerk, the voter will be verified on the Voter Register List as a qualified elector of the City.

The application may be rejected if:

  1. The application is not made on the form provided by the City Clerk.
  2. The application does not set forth the applicant’s full name and address.
  3. The application does not set forth the applicant’s date of birth.
  4. The applicant has voted early.
  5. The application is not signed by the applicant, or
  6. The applicant:
    1. Has no valid affidavit of registration on file with the County Clerk and is not a federal qualified elector or federal voter;
    2. Has a valid affidavit of registration on file with the County Clerk, but is not a resident of the City; or
    3. If a federal voter, but is not entitled to vote in the city election.

If the application is accepted, the City Clerk shall:

  1. Mark the application accepted,
  2. Enter the required information in the absentee ballot register, and 
  3. Issue to the applicant an absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballots

The City Clerk shall hand deliver the absentee ballot to the applicant in the office of the City Clerk, if the applicant has been accepted.  If the request for absentee is received by mail, the City Clerk shall mail the ballot to the accepted applicant.

If the application for an absentee ballot is delivered in person to the City Clerk during regular hours and days of business and is accepted, the City Clerk shall issue the voter the absentee ballot.  It shall be marked by the applicant in a voting booth in City Clerk’s Office, sealed in the proper envelope and returned to the City Clerk or authorized representative before the applicant leaves the office. Voters shall either deliver or mail the absentee ballot to the City Clerk.

The City Clerk shall accept an official ballot delivered in person for members of the voter’s immediate family. (“Immediate family member” means spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters”) or caregiver of that voter.



EARLY VOTING

An early voter may vote in person on a voting machine beginning on the twentieth day before the election at the municipal clerk’s office during regular hours and days of business until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately before the date of the election.  Upon receipt of a properly completed application for an absentee ballot, the municipal clerk shall contact the county clerk to determine if the applicant is a qualified elector of the municipality.

If the application is accepted, the municipal clerk shall:

    1. mark the application accepted; and
    2. enter the required information in the absentee ballot register

Upon acceptance of the application, the voter shall be allowed to vote.  The municipal clerk shall notify the county clerk, who shall make an appropriate designation on the signature roster next to the voter’s name indicating that the voter has voted early.

Discover Your Candidates: View Certified Candidates Document.

VOTING CENTER

Any qualified voter within the municipal limits of the City of Ruidoso Downs may vote at City Chambers between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018.

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

123 Downs Drive
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

(575) 378-4422

☎ CONTACTs

Carol Virden, City Clerk/Treasurer

cvirden@ruidosodowns.us

Alejandra Giron, Assistant City Clerk

agiron@ruidosodowns.us