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Cynthia Bettison, District 1 and José Ray, District 3 announced Tuesday night that they will run for another tern on the Silver City Town Council. Both of them and any challengers will have to register with the Town Clerk on January 10 for the March 7th election. See complete voting schedule below also where to get candidate packets.

Not long ago Mayor Ladner said that in his opinion "local government is the cornerstone of democracy" and he be right. Any resident of District 1 or 3 and are unhappy with your current councilor or just want to be a part of formatting and/or reformatting our Town now is your chance.

Candidate Packets can be downloaded by Clicking HERE or picked up at the Town Clerks office at Bullard and Broadway.

ELECTION CALENDAR March 7, 2017 Election

January 10, 2017:
Candidate filing day, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

January 12, 2017:
A. List of certified and uncertified candidates is posted by Municipal Clerk by 9:00 a.m.
B. At 5:01 p.m. in the presence of the certified candidates, the Municipal Clerk shall administer an impartial and fair drawing by lot to determine the order in which the candidates for each office shall be listed on the ballot.

January 17, 2017:
A. Deadline for Withdrawal of Candidacy, by 5:00 p.m.
B. Write-in Candidacy Filing Day, by 5:00 p.m.

January 18, 2017:
Certification of Write-in Candidacy, by 5:00 p.m.


January 19, 2017:
List of certified and uncertified write-in candidates is posted by Municipal Clerk by 9:00 a.m.

January 31, 2017:
A. Deadline for Withdrawal of Write-in Candidacy, by 5:00 p.m
B. First day absentee ballots can be issued/mailed to voters whose applications have been approved.
February 7, 2017: Grant County Clerk closes voter registration books by 5:00 p.m.

February 15, 2017:
First day for early voting using voting machines/electronic vote tabulators.

March 3, 2017:
A. Last day for early voting using machine/tabulators.
B. Last day absentee ballots can be issued/ mailed to voters.
C. Last day candidates may appoint a challenger & 1 alternate and a watcher & 1 alternate for each polling place by 5:00 p.m.

March 6, 2017:
Last day the governing body may appoint a qualified elector for each polling place to serve as observer, by 3:00 p.m.

March 7, 2017:
ELECTION DAY. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March 13, 2017:
No later than 7:00 p.m. candidates elected shall appear before the Municipal Clerk to sign a written statement acknowledging receipt of the certificate of election and acknowledging that he/she is legally qualified to hold office.

Questions? call the Town Clerk at 534 6346 to verify any dates or contact the Town Clerk at townclerk@silvercitynm.gov.


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