EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY; COMMUNITY SITES OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 17

EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY; COMMUNITY SITES OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 17

The Doña Ana County Bureau of Elections is open for early voting through May 31, in advance of the June 3 Primary Elections. The Bureau of Elections is located in the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.

The Doña Ana County Bureau of Elections is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 26. In accordance with state law, the Bureau of Elections will offer additional early voting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.

Additional early voting sites will open Saturday, May 17, with voting allowed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the following locations:

* Anthony Community Center at 675 N. Main St., Anthony, N.M.

* Hatch Community Center at 837 Highway 137, Hatch, N.M.

* Chaparral Wright Park, 400 W. Lisa Dr., Chaparral, N.M.

* Sunland Park Library at 984 McNutt Rd., City of Sunland Park, N.M.

* Sonoma Elementary School at 4201 Northrise St., Las Cruces, N.M.

* Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, N.M.

The Branigan Library and Chaparral Wright Park early-voting locations are new in 2008, according the Bureau of Elections Technician Mario O. Jimenez.

“We added the Branigan Library site to make it easier for people to vote in Las Cruces who rely on the city’s bus system,” Jimenez said. “The Chaparral site was added so that residents of that community didn’t have to drive all the way to Anthony.”

For more information on early voting in advance of the June 3 Primary Election, call the Doña Ana County Bureau of Elections at (505) 647-7428 or (505) 647-7505.

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