early voting


V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016

Seasons Change

Early Voting Edition

So you've probably heard of this crazy thing called early voting... ever tried it? I have. It's totally the best. You get hit with a rush of patriotic power, like, as soon as you walk in because you get to vote almost as soon as you walk in.

Seriously, though, I highly recommend it. The longest I've ever had to wait for early voting was maybe three minutes. Compared to what I saw for the primary election earlier this year—crazy long lines and wait times—and, personally, I expect there will more people this time around.

Early voting is easy. You can literally google, “early voting near me” and polling stations near you will come up on your screen. Go here and they'll even tell you what the wait time currently is! If you're concerned about time, your employer legally has to give you time off to vote.

Voting is important, particularly this election cycle. Please vote. And the sooner, the better. Good luck fam. Early voting ends Nov. 5.

V.22 No.43 |
A woman in control

news

Absentee Voting on Municipal Late-Term Abortion Ban Starts Today

Here's where and when you may cast your vote

Although New Mexico's Attorney General Gary King issued an informal opinion declaring this first-of-its-kind municipal abortion ban unconstitutional, proponents gathered enough signatures to force the inclusion of the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance" on a ballot in a special election. This law would make it illegal in Albuquerque to perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and has no exceptions for cases of incest or rape. It is widely agreed that because such a ban would be unenforceable (because it flies in the face of state and federal law) the object of right-to-lifers is to appeal the issue through the courts in a challenge to the Roe v. Wade decision.

This is an important decision for voters. Absentee voting began today and early voting begins on October 30th. Until November 15th, you may cast your in-person absentee or early vote at the City Clerk's office on the 7th floor of the Plaza Del Sol building at 600 2nd NW 87102 or at the City Records Office located at 604 Menaul NW 87107. These two polls are open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday. Election day for this issue is November 19th. Here is a list of places to vote on the late-term abortion ban on the 19th.

V.21 No.33 |

News

The Daily Word in early voting, virgin birth, and the Yeti genome project

Saturday evening edition

The Daily Word

Jason Alexander plus Nickelback equals awful.

Like a virgin. Birth.

Just another metal bar through the skull story. Phineas Gage.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry's statement on the recent excessive force/tasering incident involving APD.

Gas Prices per gallon around the world.

Why Facebook is losing advertisers.

Update on the search for Amelia Earhart's plane.

Steve Terrell outlines who is spending what in the Heinrich/Wilson Senate race.

Insane Clown Posse on CNN, explaining pretty much everything.

Early voting in some states is no longer an option.

Update on the Moors Murders.

Staten Island photos circa 1983.

I'm going to refer to this next time my office computer throws a rod.

Ew gross.

Embarrassing nightclub photos.

Exciting new research into a male contraceptive pill... wait, what? A Yeti genome project?

On this day in 1952 Patrick Swayze was born. Go to 15:15 in the video and ignore Sebastian Bach.

V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010

Election 2010

Time to Register

Do it now or no ballot for you

We’ve gotten used to the lightning speed of the digital age. These days, we don’t have to wait for much. Want a T-shirt with your own face on it? I’m sure it can be printed, packaged and posted to your doorstep within three business days.

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V.18 No.39 | 9/24/2009

Feature

Election Day is Tuesday, Oct. 6

You have to bring a photo ID to the polls now. That means your passport, government badge, driver’s license, student ID, union card or basically anything that has both your picture and name and is official in some capacity. For a complete list, go to Common Cause New Mexico’s election protection website, counteveryvotenm.org.

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V.18 No.38 | 9/17/2009

City Boss Fight 2009

Why Wait for Election Day?

Get your voting done now! (And bring your ID.)

I spend much of my professional life complaining about all the things government does wrong. I’m not naturally a whiny person, but it’s my job to point out potential ways to improve it.

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