Commissioners to consider ‘convenient voting centers’

October 16, 2013 • Local News

Jill McLaughlin
Record Staff Writer

County Commissioners will consider today a change to traditional polling locations by installing new “Voting Convenient Centers” at 13 locations.

The resolution would approve changing the way the county does election polling by installing new locations to “make voting more convenient and accessible to voters,” according to the commission agenda.
New Mexico law requires that no later [auth] than the first Monday in November of the odd-numbered year, County Commissioners shall by resolution, designate polling places.

Each polling place designated to get a new, more easily accessible polling place complies with state requirements and are centrally located within the consolidated precincts, according to staff reports.
The new locations would be: the Roswell Mall, Chaves County Clerk’s Office, West County Club Church of Christ, Roswell Convention Center and Civic Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Roswell Boys & Girls Club, Waymaker Church, Roswell High School, East Grand Plains Elementary School, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, Central Office of Dexter School, Hagerman Town Hall, Lake Arthur Community Center and the Main Ballot Election Precincts.

Precincts that have fewer than 100 voters will have ballots mailed to voters 28 days before the election.
In other business, Commissioners also are expected to consider a resolution to approve a $20 million bond sale for AG Power’s plan to construct a plant to convert dairy manure into biofuel.

The County Commission meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place.

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