FIRST NOTICE of SPECIAL ELECTION
Notice of Supervisor Special Election for the Colfax Soil and Water Conservation District (73-20-49 NMSA 1978).
To all registered voters situated within the Colfax Soil and Water Conservation District, County of Colfax, State of New Mexico.
Notice is hereby given that on the 1st Tuesday of November, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. polls will be open to elect two supervisors of the Colfax Soil and Water Conservation District, in accordance with the New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation District Act. Polling locations will be the 1st Floor Conference Room, at the Raton Post Office, 245 Park Avenue, Raton, New Mexico.
The positions to be filled are position # 3 being filled by Gerald K Seward and position # 4 currently being filled by Rita Beard. Positions 3 and 4 may only be filled by resident owners of land within the district.
Declarations of candidacy may be obtained beginning September 4, 2017 until September 15, 2017 at Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Declarations of candidacy must be filed at the above address on September 15, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Write in candidates must file declarations of candidacy on September 22, 2017 at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Eligible voters within the district shall obtain and cast their ballots at the polling place on the day of the election; OR
Eligible voters who will be absent on the day of the referendum may request an absentee ballot application by mail, by phone, and in person. Absentee ballot applications will be available between October 8, 2017 and October 18, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at:
Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District office, C/O Special Election Superintendent, 245 Park Avenue, Room 206 (Raton Post Office), Raton, NM 87740. To request an absentee ballot application by phone call (575) 445-9471 Extension 8047.
Completed absentee ballots must be received at the address above not later than 4:00 p.m.,November 3, 2017.
Voters are asked to bring proof of residency to the polling location. This can be a voter registration card, utility bill, or other documentation of district residency.
If you have any questions regarding this special election please call Kareyl Vatlestad at (575) 445-9471 Extension 8047.