We’ve got 136 categories that need your input: Vote in the Alibi’s Best of Burque poll right now! (You can change any of your answers right up until Thursday, March 22, at noon. And while you’re at it, you artistic types should think about entering the Alibi Best of Art Contest for the artwork we’ll run in the results issue.)
Primary Election Guide 2012
Vote on Tuesday, June 5!
If you're registered to vote, you can do it at any one of the 69 centers throughout the city. Pick the place that's easiest for you and show up between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. For updates and an interactive map, visit bernco.gov/clerk. You can also call the County Clerk's Office for additional information at 243-VOTE (8683).
When is Election Day?
Tuesday, Nov. 2
When are the polls open?
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How can I tell if I'm registered?
Anyone in the state can look for their registration info at https://voterview.state.nm.us/
The point of voting
How many elections have you participated in where your single vote decided the outcome? The answer is probably zero. Yet we have had a few ties here in New Mexico for local races in the past. Our state constitution requires that the outcome in such situations be decided by a game of chance.
Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day
If you’re a registered Republican or Democrat, get yourself down to the polls tomorrow to vote in the primary.
After all the attention on Arizona’s SB 1070 (and the political gains for the state’s Republicans talking about the law), immigration became a hot topic in N.M.’s election.
Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, the Dems’ contender, said she opposed Arizona’s plan to have law enforcement check the immigration status of anyone violating any law or ordinance in the AZ.
The Republican candidates for governor opine otherwise.
Pete Domenici Jr. says we need a state law similar to Arizona’s to standardize the process in New Mexico.
Allen Weh says he would sign a bill like our neighbor’s if the Legislature in Santa Fe passed one.
Susana Martinez says law enforcement should be allowed to ask for documentation when arresting someone.
Janice Arnold-Jones says we must secure the borders, and she will uphold the law.
Doug Turner says technology should be able to help stop illegal immigration, and that the federal government should be responsible for it.
Read the full article.
The Alibi Air Hockey Table Has Been Grabbed
This week, we ran an Alibi classified ad offering up our the air hockey table to the first person who could haul it away. We got about a zillion calls and now it’s gone. Sorry to everyone who didn’t get here first. It was really huge and took up our whole back room, so it’s kind of nice to have it gone. Our back room was packed with so much junk you could barely move in there, much less play air hockey. Farewell, air hockey table.