County Clerk: Absentee Ballot Return Deadline Approaching

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Important absentee by-mail deadline approaching! County Clerk Naomi Maestas would like to remind voters that ballots must physically be received by the Clerk’s Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 2.

As of Thursday afternoon, our records show there are 2,134 outstanding absentee by-mail ballots that need to be returned to our office. Per NMSA 1-6-10, Receipt of mailed ballots by clerk. C. Completed official mailing envelopes shall be accepted until 7:00 p.m. on election day. D. Any completed official mailing envelope received after that time shall not be qualified… 

There are three avenues for voters to return their completed absentee by-mail ballot to ensure it is received by the prescribed deadline: 

  1. Drop in Ballot Box outside of the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office, 1000 Central Avenue, Suite 240.
  2. Drop off at any Early Vote Center: Los Alamos County Municipal Bldg., 1000 Central Avenue or White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Drive, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., for the remainder of the week until Saturday, May 30.
  3. Drop off at any Election Day Vote Center: Los Alamos County Municipal Bldg., White Rock Town Hall, and Los Alamos County Golf Course (4244 Diamond Drive), between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters are encouraged to call the Clerk’s Office at (505) 662-8010, if they have any questions or concerns on the status of their ballot, application, or rejection letter – and the Clerk’s Office will gladly share what alternatives are available to assist voters. 

Make sure your voice is heard this election, get your vote in Los Alamos!