Clerk releases bond update

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Election > Just under a third of ballots have been received

 The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office reports as of Friday, there have been 4,000 ballots received for the Special School Bond Election. On Jan. 8, the clerk’s office mailed out 13,826 ballots. Officials at the clerk’s office would like to remind registered voters about some do’s and don’ts:
• Do sign the outer envelope. If there is no signature on the outer envelope, the ballot cannot be counted.
• Don’t have someone sign your ballot on your behalf. If you cannot sign the outer envelope, an ‘X’ is acceptable as your signature. Although it is not required, someone may witness you signature. Bottom line and most important, is that if the ballot is not signed, it cannot be counted.
• Do affix adequate postage. A first-class stamp is required to mail the ballot back to the clerk’s office; however, registrants may also drop off their completed ballot at the clerk’s office located at 2451 Central Ave., Suite D. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
• Do come by the clerk’s office if you have not received your ballot.
• Do not request information on the amount your property taxes will go up or down if the bond passes or fails. The County Assessor’s Office, 662-8030, maintains the tax rolls and can provide additional information. The clerk’s office cannot answer questions on property taxes.
• Do watch for mailings from the county clerk’s office because they will send out voter registration forms to those registrants who need to update their address.
• Registrants are also reminded that early voting for the LA Public Schools and University of New Mexico-LA Branch Board Election is taking place at the clerk’s office through 5 p.m. Feb. 1 and voting centers will be open on election day, Feb. 5. The clerk’s office is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays and is available to provide any additional information as needed.
Additional information is also located on the clerk’s web page at losalamosnm.us/clerks.