Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas is taking additional proactive measures and has reduced office hours. Effective Monday, April 6 and until further notice, staff will be available to process Drop-Box items between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The suspension of all in-person services and transactions will continue.
Customers may continue to drop off items in the designated Drop-Box located outside their office, and items will be returned by mail. All urgent matters will be handled through appointments made by calling the office at (505) 662-8010. Clerk Maestas reminds customers they may utilize the Online Records Portal for searching real estate and government documents. For searching probate and marriage records, or to apply for a marriage license online, customers may use the Probate & Marriage Online Records Portal.
“Though I realize these changes will cause some inconvenience, I feel this is an appropriate response to the current challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus that protects both my staff and the public, while also continuing to deliver the important daily services of my office,” said Clerk Maestas. “I appreciate your cooperation and for the safety and wellbeing of the entire community, I encourage the public to abide by all the best practices being recommended by public health officials to limit the potential spread of this virus.”
Clerk Maestas and staff are working closely with the New Mexico Secretary of State and our Los Alamos County officials for their support and preparedness related to the upcoming Primary Election. At this time, there have been NO changes to the upcoming election cycle. However, for those who are concerned about health risks posed by COVID-19, there are a few election related items that can be handled on-line or through the United States Postal mail service. Citizens are reminded to utilize http://www.NMVote.org for voter registration and to other election related services.
Voting Absentee by Mail New Mexico is a no excuse state related to voting absentee by mail. Therefore, rest assured, citizens will always be able to cast a ballot in Los Alamos County and have their voice heard. For those who are concerned about the health risk or simply prefer to vote from home, Clerk Maestas would like to remind citizens that voting absentee by mail is secure, confidential, and ALL absentee ballots are counted. For more election related information, visit the Clerk’s elections information webpage or feel free to call the office.
As this situation continues to evolve, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will share updates on any additional changes to daily operations via the web at http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If individuals have questions, please call 505-662-8010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.