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# NM voters can start to cast absentee ballots

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Election Day is four weeks away but New Mexicans can start voting with absentee ballots.

County clerks can start mailing out absentee ballots on Tuesday to those who have requested them.

Voters also can go to their county clerk's office, obtain an absentee ballot and cast it immediately.

Early in-person voting at other polling locations will start Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 30.

In 2006, the last time New Mexico elected a governor, absentee and early voting accounted for about 40 percent of the ballots cast in the general election.

Early and absentee voting represented 62 percent of the total ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election.

VOTING for the November 2, 2010 General Election will be conducted during regular hours and days of business as shown below:

Otero County Admin Building at 1101 New York Ave., Alamogordo - Beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2010Tuesday, October 5 thru Friday, October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am - 5:00pmTuesday, October 12 thru Friday, October 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am - 5:00pmMonday, October 18 thru Friday, October 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am - 5:00pmMonday, October 25 thru Friday, October 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am - 5:00pmSaturday, October 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pm

EARLY VOTING INFORMATIONEARLY VOTING for the November 2, 2010 General Election will be conducted as shown below: Early Voting at Alternative Sites - Beginning Saturday, October 16, 2010Saturday, October 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pmTuesday, October 19 thru Friday, October 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00pm - 8:00pmSaturday, October 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pmTuesday, October 26 thru Friday, October 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00pm - 8:00pmSaturday, October 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pm

Otero County Clerk's Alternate Polling SitesWhite Sands Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3199 N. White Sands, Suite D9, AlamogordoInn of the Mountain Gods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING ABSENTEE VOTING for the November 2, 2010 General Election will be conducted during regular hours and days of business as shown below: Roosevelt County Clerk's Office at 109 West First, Room 106, Portales - Beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Tuesday, October 5 thru Friday, October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday, October 11 thru Friday, October 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00am - 5:00pm Monday, October 18 thru Friday, October 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00am - 5:00pm Monday, October 25 thru Friday, October 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, October 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00am - 6:00pm

EARLY VOTING INFORMATION EARLY VOTING for the November 2, 2010 General Election will be conducted during regular hours and days of business as shown below: Early Voting at Alternative Site - Beginning Saturday, October 16, 2010 Saturday, October 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday, October 19 thru Friday, October 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, October 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday, October 26 thru Friday, October 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, October 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am - 6:00pm

Roosevelt County Clerk's Alternate Polling Site Portales Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 S. Ave B, Portales