With a Historic Number of Absentee Applications Received, The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office Advises Voters on Ways to Return Absentee Ballots by June 2nd Deadline
LAS CRUCES, NM – Today marks the deadline for eligible voters to request an absentee ballot for the 2020 Primary Election, and as of 9:00 am, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office had already processed more than 15,000 absentee ballot applications and received 6,094 completed absentee ballots.
“Across the state, clerks’ offices, the vendors that support them and the regional USPS system are being stretched in ways that they may have never been before in light of the challenges of providing in person and absentee voting options for voters during a global pandemic,” said Chief Deputy Clerk Lindsey Bachman. “Still, we want to ensure that eligible voters have all the information they need to cast a ballot in this election.” Any eligible voter may vote at any one of the county’s voter convenience centers. The office encourages in-person voting for voters who have not received a requested absentee ballot and who do not believe they will receive it in the next couple of days. It also reminds absentee voters that the voter, a voter’s caregiver or the voter’s immediate family member can return an absentee ballot in person at any voting location during Early Voting and on Election Day.
Absentee ballot and application statuses can be tracked online at NMVote.org.
Any voter who is still waiting on a requested absentee ballot who cannot physically leave their residence due to illness and therefore cannot make it to the polling location to vote in person should call the clerk’s office at (575) 647-7428.
Absentee ballots must be received by the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office by 7:00 pm on Election Day, June 2nd
Early Voting continues through Saturday, May 30th, at the following locations and times:
1. County Clerk’s Office, 845 N. Motel Blvd. – Through May 29th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The following alternate early voting locations are open through Saturday, May 30th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
2. Anthony City Hall – 820 Highway 478 Anthony NM 88021
3. Delores C Wright Educational Center – 400 E Lisa Dr, Chaparral, NM 88081
4. Hatch High School – 170 E Herrera Rd, Hatch, NM 87937
5. Doña Ana Community College: Sunland Park Center – 3365 McNutt Rd., Sunland Park, NM 88063
6. Sonoma Elementary School – 4201 Northrise St., Las Cruces, NM 88011
7. Las Cruces City Hall – 700 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001
8. NMSU Corbett Center – 1600 International Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88003
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and global pandemic, Election Day sites for the 2020 Primary election have been consolidated to the following:
1. Anthony City Hall – 820 Highway 478 Anthony NM 88021 (website)
2. Berino Elementary School – 92 Shrode Rd., Berino, NM 88021
3. Camino Real Middle School – 2961 N. Roadrunner Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM 88011
4. Chaparral Middle School – 290 Lisa Dr., Chaparral, NM 88081
5. Desert Hills Elementary School – 280 N. Roadrunner Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM 88011
6. Desert View Elementary School – 1105 Valle Vista St., Sunland Park, NM 88063
7. Doña Ana County Government Center – 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007
8. Hatch High School – 170 E Herrera Rd, Hatch, NM 87937
9. Jornada Elementary School – 3400 Elks Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005
10. Las Cruces City Hall – 700 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001
11. Las Cruces High School – 1750 El Paseo Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88001
12. Lynn Middle School – 950 S. Walnut St., Las Cruces, NM 88001
13. Mayfield High school – 1955 N. Valley Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88007
14. Mesilla Elementary School – 2363 Calle Del Sur, Mesilla, NM 88005
15. Mesquite Elementary School – 205 NM Hwy. 228, Mesquite, NM 88048
16. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum – 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88011
17. Santa Teresa Middle School – 4800 McNutt Rd., Santa Teresa, NM 88008
18. Sonoma Elementary School – 4201 Northrise Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011
19. Sunrise Elementary School – 5300 Holman Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88012
20. University Hills Elementary School – 2005 S. Locust, Las Cruces, NM 88001
21. Vista Middle School – 4465 Elks Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005