- Letter To The Editor: Apply Online For Absentee Ballot
By BARBARA CALEFCo-PresidentLeague of Women Voters of Los AlamosBecause of COVID-19, citizens are wise to vote by absentee ballot rather than in person. The New Mexico Supreme Court has directed the Secretary of State or the County Clerks to mail a request for an absentee ballot to all voters registered with a major political party.However, applying online makes it easier for County Clerk’s office. Gloria Maestas, the Los Alamos County Election Manager, said that all the paper forms need to be scanned and entered in the voter’s record. In contrast, an electronic request just needs to be verified and the application is automatically attached to the voter record and placed in the queue.Apply today for an Absentee Ballot online. Go to www.NMVote.org. You will see a button to apply for an Absentee Ballot. You will need a valid New Mexico Driver’s License or an Identification Card, and your Social Security Number. While online at NMVote.org, please check your registration. Make sure you are current, and that you have designated one of the major parties (Democrat, Libertarian, or Republican) if you wish to vote in the Primary Election. If you have not done so, you can change your registration until May 5.If you are unable to use the online application, then use the application you receive in the mail, but be sure to return it as soon as possible.It will still be possible to vote in person, but of course that puts you, the poll workers, and other voters in jeopardy.
- Sunflour Bakehaus collects supplies for young artists
Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Sunflour Bakehaus co-owner Becky Burns typically volunteers in Gill Elementary School art teacher Kristina Barauskas’ classroom during the school year.Because Farmington Public Schools students will be learning from home, Burns came up with another way to provide support. The downtown Farmington bakery is collecting supplies that Barauskas will turn into art kits for her students to use during online lessons.If you’d like to help, drop off any of these supplies at 33250 Grand River:Oil pastels/cras paswatercolor paint and brushescolored pencilskid-sized scissorsglue and gluesticksthick black Sharpie markersthin black Sharpie markersmodeling claypencilseraserspencil sharpenerscrayonsmarkersThe bakery is also collecting regular school supplies for Farmington Youth Assistance, which provides support and services to prevent juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse. Reported by