A New Way to Vote is Coming to Las Cruces!

It's called Ranked Choice Voting!

This fall, Las Cruces voters will elect a Mayor, City Councilors in Districts 1, 2, 4 and Presiding Municipal Judge using Ranked Choice Voting, or RCV.

  • With RCV, you get to rank the candidates from favorite to least favorite.
  • For a candidate to win, they must receive a majority of the vote (50% +1).
  • If a candidate gets a majority of first preference votes, they win!
  • If no candidate gets a majority of first preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first preference votes is eliminated. Voters who picked this candidate as their #1 now have their 2nd preference vote count. If a candidate gets a majority, they win!

October 8

Early Voting Begins at

Doña Ana County, Government Center (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

October 19

Early Voting Begins at Seven Alternate Locations.

(Tue-Sat. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Vote from anywhere in the county!

November 2

Early Voting Ends.

November 5

Election Day!

mexican food characters graphic
Ballot graphic

Food images are for illustration purposes only and are not meant to represent actual candidates.

Ranked Choice Voting is now being used in Las Cruces for municipal races. In this demonstration during a press conference, Ranked Choice Voting is explained in a simple, easy to understand way.