Now there’s one less excuse for not voting. On Tuesday, registered Democrats and Republicans in San Miguel County will have the added convenience of casting their ballots at any one of four “convenience centers” to be set up at West Las Vegas High School’s Gillie Lopez Gym, Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym, the Valley Junior High School gym and the Pecos High School gym.
And, according to San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Rivera, those aren’t the only places that San Miguel County voters can go to cast their ballots. Voters in several rural precincts will also be able to go to their familiar polling places — at the Rociada Fire Station, Mike Mateo Elementary, Bernal Community Center, Tecolote Community Center, Trujillo school house, Trementina Fire Station, Conchas Fire Station, Sheridan Fire Station, the home of Felipe Tenorio and the San Juan Community Center.
Moreover, at every polling place there’s a 12-hour window in which to vote — between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
So how much easier can it get?
A number of important positions are up for grabs in the party primaries, some of which will essentially mean election for lack of a Republican challenger for the fall. For example, winning the Senate District 8 and House District 70 races on the Democratic Party side are tantamount to election — and the same is true for several other local and area races as well.
It’s getting harder to think of a reason not to vote. We hope you’ll just do it instead.
Again, our choices
Our endorsements, as expressed in editorials last week:
• For San Miguel County treasurer: Bertha Bustamante.
• For San Miguel County commissioner to represent District 4: Gilbert Sena.
• For San Miguel County commissioner for District 5: Nicolas Leger.
• For the District 8 Senate seat: Pete Campos.
• For the District 38 Senate seat: Jack Sullivan.
• For the District 40 House seat: no endorsement.
• For the District 70 House seat: Tomás Salazar.
• For the Democratic Party nomination to the U.S. Senate: Hector Balderas.
• For the Republican Party nomination to the U.S. Senate: Heather Wilson.