Today is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming November 8 election. Visit sos.state.nm.us to register, or go to the county clerk’s office in the Grant County Administration Building, 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City. You can double-check to make sure you are registered using New Mexico Voter View: https://voterview.state.nm.us/
Today is also the first day of early voting. You may vote early during regular business hours at the county clerk’s office.
View a sample of the ballot for your districts by looking it up here: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/SampleBallot.aspx The questions that appear on the ballot are explained in the General Election Voter Guides, available on the NM Secretary of State’s home page.
View or download a map of the five county commissioner districts here: http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/27610-grant-county-map-five-commissioner-districts
To learn about the candidates, try these sites:
Ballotpedia New Mexico page (browse their NM info or search for candidates in the box at the top): http://ballotpedia.org/New_Mexico
New Mexico legislature site (view the records of legislators currently in office, and examine bills): http://www.nmlegis.gov/
Project Vote Smart: http://votesmart.org/
GovTrack for tracking bills through Congress and viewing representatives’ voting records: https://www.govtrack.us/