It’s Election Day in Las Cruces! If you haven’t already voted, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Go vote! First here’s a rundown of what you need to know.
You can find a list of voting convenience centers here. If you’re registered to vote in Las Cruces, you can vote at any of them.
Voters citywide can vote for mayor and presiding municipal judge. In three city council districts — 1, 2 and 4 — voters will also elect councilors. The City Clerk’s Office has published sample ballots for voters living in District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, and District 6.
Here are links to some of our election-related articles:
Watch the forums
There were lots of forums. You can watch the candidates in action here:
- Las Cruces Sun-News/KRWG forums and debates
- Las Cruces TEA Party forum
- SWOP Action Fund forum (mayoral only)
- Associated Students of NMSU forum
- Official City of Las Cruces candidate videos
Things you should know about candidates
There are a handful of articles about candidates we think you should know about:
- Read about the man who’s on the ballot but doesn’t want your vote.
- Learn about the candidate with a strong redemption story who doesn’t qualify for a gubernatorial pardon for a felony conviction. He would need a pardon to take office if he wins.
- Read about the candidate who sent a campaign text from her state-government cell phone weeks ago. She now says she wishes she “could take it back, because it was never my intent to spend taxpayer dollars on that.”
All candidates had to file two reports of fundraising and spending:
- Self-financing characterizes Las Cruces election thus far (first reports)
- Las Cruces mayor self-finances re-election bid; PAC aids challenger (second reports)
There has been a great deal of spending by independent groups on this election. Here’s our coverage of that:
- Super PAC spends big in Cruces; here’s what you need to know
- Last-minute PAC and anonymous attacks color Las Cruces election
- Super PAC continues barrage of negative attacks in Las Cruces
Finally, an ask
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