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VOTERS GUIDE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC 

An important publication provided to the community during major election years is the Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. It contains answers from candidates and will help prepare voters before casting their ballot Nov. 3.  Download your own copy (English or Español) or for a hard copy of this publication, contact lwvsnm@gmail.com.

USE THESE IMPORTANT LINKS TO GET PREPARED TO VOTE  IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.  VOTE EARLY!

Use the checklists, in English and Spanish, and the Doña Ana County Voting Site guides to prepare for voting in the General Election Nov. 3, 2020.

LWVSNM also encourages voters to review responses provided by candidates to the Vote411.org site.

Voters’ Checklist in English

Guía del Votante en Español

2020 Voter Guide to Candidates, Constitutional Amendments,  and Bond Questions (English or Español)

Voter Information Resource List

Doña Ana County – Early Voting & Same Day Registration

Doña Ana County – Election Day Voting Sites

News Release: League Voter Guide Available Online

 

KRWG HOSTS CANDIDATE FORUMS

Voters have the opportunity to listen to candidates vying for seats in the upcoming November election. They will appear in a series of televised Forums on KRWG TV located at New Mexico State University. The shows will air in the evenings through the end of October. Click here to review the schedule of races, dates, and times. Several members of the League of Women Voters will co-host the event alongside Dr. Fred Martino, Director of Content at KRWG.

 

100 YEARS AGO WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE WAS RATIFIED

It was August 26, 1920 (that’s 100 years ago!) when the 19th Amendment was officially ratified.  Women finally had the right to vote after years of hard work by the women’s suffragist movement.  (Black women had to wait for many more decades, however.) The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico is proud to recognize the 100th anniversary and asks all Americans to celebrate this milestone.  One way to commemorate this day is to get registered to vote for the November General Election, or to be prepared to vote with a mail-in ballot. Also, ensure your children or grandchildren understand the importance of this Amendment, which changed the face of America’s democracy.

Read More About the 19th Amendment in The Voter newsletter from the League of Central NM

Read the History of the 19th Amendment

Lessons to Help Students Learn About the 19th Amendment

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO CREATES ELECTED OFFICIALS DIRECTORY 

The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico (LWVSNM) announced that an updated, comprehensive directory of elected officials from Doña Ana County is now available for the public.  The 2020 Who’s Who of Elected Officials can be downloaded from the LWVSNM website or picked up at Branigan Memorial Library, City Hall and the County Government Center, said League Co-President Kathy Brook.

“For over 30 years, the League has produced Who’s Who to promote communications with the elected public officials who serve us,” Brook said.  “During that period, it has expanded considerably to include officials in Anthony, Hatch, Mesilla, Sunland Park and soil and water conversation districts, as well as Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.”

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Brook said the directory includes phone numbers, email addresses, as well as website addresses for elected officials.  In addition to county positions, such as County Commissioners, Clerk, Sheriff, Treasurer and Assessor, the directory includes federal officials such as the President and Vice President, Congressmen and the U.S. Senators. State positions from the Executive Branch include the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and members of the Governor’s Cabinet, among others.

“The League is a non-partisan organization that does not support or oppose any candidate. Once candidates are elected, it’s important to get this information into the hands of all residents,” said Eileen VanWie, LWVSNM Co-President. “This directory is a way to keep communication transparent for the electorate.”

The 18-page directory also has contact information for the Las Cruces City Council, the three School Boards in the county, state and local judges, several state commissions, plus the managers for the local governments.

More information about the Who’s Who Directory, or to obtain a copy, contact Brook (kathybrook@comcast.net)  or VanWie (lwvsnm.pres.e@gmail.com).