199 MILITARY ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAILED OUT

199 MILITARY ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAILED OUT

Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announced that his office mailed out 199 absentee ballots to overseas military personnel today, thereby meeting the federally designated deadline for the first wave of military mailings 45 days prior to the Nov. 6 General Election.

Absentee ballots requests from military personnel and others will continue to be processed on a daily basis up until the Nov. 2 deadline, but Ellins said he strongly advises that requests be made well in advance of Nov. 2.

“Waiting to the last days before the election puts postal-system delays and processing times into play,” he said. “The sooner requests are received and processed, the better the chance that the ballot can be received and counted by our office.”

Any registered voter may vote absentee. To request an absentee ballot, contact the Doña Ana County Clerk's Office at 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M. 88007, or call (575) 647-7428.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews: may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.