Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Get in the Know: New Mexico Democratic Presidential Caucuses

Lately the news has been saturated with updates on the Presidential primaries and caucuses around the nation. On February 5th, New Mexicans who registered as Democrats by Jan. 4th , will be able to vote for their candidate for presidential nominee. This will be a different election than the June 3rd primary, in which Republican voters will get to vote for their candidate. June 3rd will also be the date for Senate and Congressional primaries for all parties.

The New Mexico Democrats have a useful website,which has a FAQ about the primary and the current presidential candidates. They also have a link for Feb. 5th Caucus voting sites, which will be different from your usual voting location. The New Mexico League of Women Voters has a Voters Key and more election information.

If you need to register to vote, the Santa Fe Public Library has voter registration forms in English and Spanish at all locations. The DMV also provides access to a printable national form.

If you want more information about the candidates, Project Vote Smart,has ongoing information about current elected officials and candidates for all levels of public office, including Issue Positions and Voting Records. Some of our libraries have public forum candidate groups meeting in their community rooms—call to check for dates. And staff can always help you find books and articles written by or about various candidates.

By AM at Southside

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