Jan. 19 is first day to file for an election ballotBY GAIL M. WILLIAMS January 28, 2022 0 COMMENTS
In the coming weeks, the City of Muleshoe, the Muleshoe Independent School District, and the Muleshoe Area Hospital District will order their elections. Election Day is Saturday, May 7, 2022, according to a press release from City Secretary Zanea Carpenter.
The City of Muleshoe will hold a general election to elect District 1 and District 2 Council Members, positions currently held by Crystal Alarcon and Lupe Mendoza.
Muleshoe Independent School District School Board will elect two At Large Board Members. These positions are currently held by Kevin Morris and Ashley Turnbow.
Muleshoe Area Hospital District Board has three seats up for election. Board members for District 1, currently held by Gayle Richerson, District 3 currently held by Landon Nickels, and District 5 currently held by Zona Gatewood, will be elected.
For those who wish to run for office, candidate packets are available for pickup from the City Secretary’s office at City Hall. The first day to file for a place on the general election ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, and the last day to file is Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Voters may register at the Bailey County Registrar’s office, where Maria Gonzales is the voter registrar. The last day that an individual may register to vote in these elections is Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Early voting for all elections will be held at City Hall, 215 South 1st from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, April 25, 2022, and ending Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Those who wish to vote by mail must request and fill out an application for a ballot by mail.
Curbside voting is available for those who request it.
Election judges and alternates are appointed by the City Council, School Board and Hospital Board. These positions are chosen from a pool of seasoned election workers who have worked the polls in the past. Election workers are always needed. Anyone interested in helping with elections should contact the City Secretary’s office.
For more information, please contact Zanea Carpenter, City Secretary, (806) 272-4528.
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent