It’s Election Day in Las Cruces; here’s what you need to know

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Polls are open in Las Cruces today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Photo cc info)

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:

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.”

The money

All candidates had to file two reports of fundraising and spending:

There has been a great deal of spending by independent groups on this election. Here’s our coverage of that:

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This BBSNews article was syndicated from, and written by Heath Haussamen. Read the original article here.