This election season was already remarkable with so many candidates running for elective office in northern New Mexico. Now, with public meetings such as candidate forums banned in the effort to reduce the impact of the coronavirus, information about the choices that voters will make at the polls is especially critical.
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos is currently collecting information for a voter guide for the primary election. Election Day is June 2; early voting begins May 5. The voter guide will be available online and a hard copy will be delivered with the Los Alamos Daily Post, probably on April 30.
The Voter Guide will list all the candidates who will appear on the June 2 ballot—Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians—but only voters who are registered with one of those parties will be eligible to vote, and only within the party in which they are registered.
Candidates for the following offices will be covered:
- US President
- US Senate
- US House District 3
- NM Supreme Court
- NM Court of Appeals
- NM Senate Districts 5 & 6
- NM House District 43
- Public Regulation Commission District 3
- Public Education Commission District 4
- First Judicial District Court Judge Position 3 and 6
- First Judicial District Attorney
- Los Alamos County Council
- los Alamos County Clerk.
Many voters may wish to vote by mail this year. The link to request a mail-in ballot online is: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information/