Portales says yes to Sunday alcohol sales

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Alisa Boswell Portales voters approved Sunday restaurant alcohol sales by a narrow margin in a referendum Tuesday. The final total was 311-278 for allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday at local restaurants. Election officials described the flow of voters as steady most of the day, but only a fraction of the city’s 6,007 registered voters […]

Mock elections teach students about politics

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer While adults were voting Tuesday, Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School students held their own mock governor election. The votes were expected to be counted Wednesday. Social studies vertical team leader Sharon Rowley organized the mock election. The fifth- and sixth-graders learned about candidates platforms and voting procedures before the mock election, […]

Tuesday marks election day

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to the Roosevelt County Commission. Tuesday’s voters have the following options on the ballot: • House of […]

Voting season starts Tuesday

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With only one member of Congress on the ballot for eastern New Mexico, there aren’t many federal changes this area can make on the ballot box. But Tuesday marks the first day voters can weigh in on several state issues, including local races, state races with local candidates and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Early voting and discounted child care

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Here’s a link to the form you must complete for absentee or early voting in the Curry County Nov. 2 general election: https://mylocalgov.com/currycountynm/WebDept.asp?key=21 Question of the day How did your favorite NFL team do this week? Kick off the discussion […]

Voting machine test open to public

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office is scheduled to begin testing voting machines at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse elections workroom. The public is allowed to observe.

Farm Service Agency voting deadline nears

Freedom New Mexico The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico is reminding farmers, ranchers and other eligible voters to cast their ballots in the local FSA County Committees elections by the Monday deadline. Ballots were mailed to voters earlier this month and must be returned to FSA offices or post […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

Saturday last day for early voting

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s office and Portales Public Library will be open for early voting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. This will be the final day of early voting.Information: 356-8562.

Religious belief influences voting choices

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Religious belief likely plays a part in the way people vote, area religious leaders say. And though church leaders say they don’t endorse candidates, they encourage their congregations to vote based on Biblical principles. Allen McAlister, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, said church leaders encourage the […]

Early voting available at Library

Early voting begins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Portales Public Library and continues through Nov. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Enter through the Roosevelt County Literacy Council door after library hours. Information: 356-8562.

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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Events Calendar Oct. 3

Today Voting Machine Testing — 9 a.m. Courthouse basement. Saturday Blessing of the Animals — 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, corner of Avenue C and Second Street. Sunday Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377. Monday-Friday WPA Art […]

Voter registration deadline nears

PNT staff Persons who wish to vote in the Nov. 4 general election must register by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Early in-person voting begins Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office. Absentee ballot applications may be obtained by calling 356-8562.

Voting machines to be tested

PNT staff Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins will be test voting the early vote, absentee vote and in-person voting machines at 9 a.m. Friday in the courthouse basement. Any interested person may observe.

Early voting now under way

PNT Staff Report

Primary early voting starts

PNT Staff Report Early voting in the primaries begins today in Roosevelt County. “Early voting has gotten to be real popular,” Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said. “In fact, early voting has become our largest precinct.” Voters can begin early in-person voting at the clerk’s office at 8 a.m. and vote during normal office hours […]

Local Briefs, April 27, 2008

Bonem Home in need of supplies Bonem Home of Portales, a non-profit residential treatment center for children between the ages of 7 and 12, is seeking donations that will be used for renovations of the home and its property. At the top of its list of needs are home improvement supplies such as floor tiles […]

Campaign season

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor People say they don’t like them. New research may bear that idea out, but most people agree that negative campaign advertising works. “There’s an interesting distinction between what candidates call a contrasting issues ad and a negative ad,” said Sue Strickler, professor of political science at Eastern New Mexico […]

Voting machines cause of concern

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S sold the secretary of state machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now a […]