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March 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Elections


The city's next municipal election will take place on Tuesday, March 06, 2018. On the ballot will be two candidates for the office of City Councilor for a four-year term. View the Certified Candidates Document

For the latest information, please visit our Elections page


Absentee Voting for the March 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Election will begin on January 30, 2018 and will end March 2, 2018. Voters wishing to vote by Absentee may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 575-378-4422 or email at The application will be mailed to your address. If you wish to come to the City Clerk’s Office to request the application, the office is located in City Hall, 123 Downs Drive. An absentee ballot may not be taken out of the City Clerk’s Office. You may vote the ballot in the office, or have it mailed to your address.


Persons desiring to register to vote in the regular municipal election must register with the Lincoln County Clerk of no later than Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


Early Voting begins on February 14, 2018 and ends March 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Voters wishing to vote prior to Election Day may come to the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, file an application, and the casting of votes by qualified municipal electors will be recorded on paper ballots to be counted by electronic vote tabulators.


Carol Virden, MMC

City Clerk/Treasurer

(575) 378-4422

Alejandra Giron

Assistant City Clerk

(575) 378-4422