Absentee ballots can be requested now for the October Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District board of directors election. Early voting begins on Monday, Sept. 18; Election Day is Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Absentee ballots can be requested on the MRGCD website, mrgcd.com/board-election-information/, where you can download an absentee ballot application.
Applications can also be picked up at the MRCGD main office in Albuquerque, 1931 Second St. SW, any of the MRGCD division offices or any of the Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia or Socorro county clerk’s offices.
The application for an absentee ballot must indicate the county in which the voter will cast their one vote, even if they are a qualified elector in more than one county within the MRGCD’s benefited area. Only one vote per qualified elector may be cast.
The application must include the qualified elector’s name, street address and/or the alternate mailing address. The legal description is not required.
The last day to mail out applications will be Saturday, Sept. 30.
Completed applications should be returned by mail or delivered by hand to the following locations:
- Election director, Eli Lovato, Automated Election Services, 7000 Zenith Ct. NE, Rio Rancho, N.M., 87144-6467
- Election officer, DeAnna Philips, MRGCD General Office, 1931 Second St. SW, Albuquerque, N.M., 87102-4515
- Cochiti Division Office, 31 Carro De Caballos, Pena Blanca, N.M., 87401
- Belen Division Office, 25 General Edward Baca Road, Belen, N.M., 87002
- Socorro Division Office, 2401 State Road One, Socorro, N.M., 87801
Do not leave completed applications with the county clerk’s office or at an early or Election Day voting location.
The deadline to complete and return ballots is 7 p.m., Election Day, Tuesday, Oct. 3.
For questions about absentee voting, contact Eli Lovato at 505-891-6530 or DeAnna Philips at 505-247-0235.
Early, in-person voting for the MRGCD elections will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 18-29, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the following Valencia and Socorro county locations.
Additional early voting locations sites in Sandoval and Bernalillo counties can be found on the district’s website. Qualified electors may cast a ballot at any early voting location.
- Belen Public Library, 333 Becker Ave, Belen
- Valencia County Clerk’s Office, 444 Luna Ave SE, Los Lunas
- Socorro Electric Cooperative, 215 Manzanares Ave, Socorro
Election Day polling locations
The following polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Valencia and Socorro counties.
Additional polling locations in Sandoval and Bernalillo counties can be found on the district’s website. Qualified electors may cast a ballot at any voting location.
- Belen Public Library, 333 Becker Ave., Belen
- Valencia County Clerk’s Office, 444 Luna Ave. SE, Los Lunas
- Logsdon Hall, 19676 N.M. 314, Los Chavez
- Don Jose y Dolores Cordova Cultural Center, 426 Jarales Road, Jarales
- Tomé/Adelino Fire Department Valley Station 2755 N.M. 47, Tomé
- Peralta City Hall, 90-A Molina Road, Peralta
- Socorro Electric Cooperative, 215 Manzanares Ave., Socorro
- Midway Fire Department, 13 Cambon Road, Lemitar
- Northern Socorro Senior Center, 894 N.M. 304, Veguita
For more information, contact Election Director Eli Lovato with Automated Election Services at 505-891-0525.
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