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Friday, June 30


Headline: Town of ATrisco Election Ad: Notice MERCED TOWN OF ATRISCO GRANT ELECTION PROCLAMATION RESOLUTION Resolution No. 2017 -06-15 WHEREAS, the Land Grant General Provision 49-1-5 NMSA 1978 requires the Merced Town of Atrisco Grant to hold elections every 2 or 4 years in accordance with the bylaws of the Merced; and WHEREAS, bylaws of the Merced Town of Atrisco Grant call elections of the Merced to be held every 4 years; WHEREAS, Section 49-1-5 NMSA 1978 also calls for the land grant-merced to pass by resolution an election proclamation that shall be published in an newspaper of general circulation and posted in at least five public places no more that 45 days and no less that 30 prior to the election; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Merced Town of Atrisco Grant, New Mexico that: 1. A regular election of the Merced Town of Atrisco Grant for the election of members to the board of trustees shall be held on August 5th 2017 at 5pm to 6pm. 2. The purpose of the election shall be to elect 5 members to the board of trustees. Terms of service for each elected position shall be 2-2 and 3-4-four years terms. 3. All Declarations of Candidacy shall be filed in person with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees by July 22, 2017 from 4-5pm at 2708 Rosendo Garcia Sw. Atrisco, NM 87105 (505.315.4253 or 505.385.1788) or emailed in Advance to 4. The following location(s) is designated as a polling place(s) for the conduct of the election: on Saturday August 5th 2017. 2708 Rosendo Garcia. SW, Atrisco, NM 87105 5. Polls shall be opened for voting at 5pm and shall close at 6pm August 5th 2017. 6. The registration books for the Merced Town of Atrisco Grant shall be closed on Two Week prior to the Election on July 22th 2017 at 3pm. Any heirs desiring to become qualified voting members must do so prior to that date or wait until the Monday following the election, when registration shall reopen. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that items 1 through 6, exactly as stated above, shall serve as the official election proclamation and notice which shall be published, in English, in the Alibi newspaper and shall posted in the follow 5 publics places both Spanish and English. Election information and forms are on or call (505.385.1788) Flyers will be posted at the following locations. La Plazita Institute 831 Isleta Blvd. SW Atrisco, NM 87105, South Valley Economic Dev. Center 318 Isleta Blvd. SW, Atrisco, NM 87105, Westside Community Center 1250 Isleta SW Atrisco, NM 87105, West Mesa Community Center 5500 Glenrio NW Atrisco, New Mexico 87105, Westgate Community Center 1400 Snow Vista Blvd. SW 87121 No more than 45 days and no less than 30 prior to the date set for the election, as stated in this resolution. Adopted and approved this 15th day of June, 2017. No candidates presented notarized candidacy forms on July 15th. Date Extended to July 22nd to allow more time for candidates. Special Note added 7/30/2017 Proxies Ballots: In the event that a Registered and Qualified Heir is not able to attend a meeting the land grant/merced may by proxy, which carries their official seal,assign their vote to an alternate designee of the same land grant/merced. In the absence of an official seal proxies must be witnessed and signed or notarized. Proxies are only good for the meeting for which they are issued and must be reissued for each and every meeting as necessary. Absentee Ballots: Must be requested and submitted back to the board by August 4th 2017 and prior to and must be returned at least 1 day prior to the election and submitted.