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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ranked Choice Voting Candidate Training

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The City of Las Cruces will conduct candidate training on Ranked Choice Voting on Friday, July 30.

In the Ranked Choice Voting process, voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.

The training will be given by Maria Perez and Grace Ramsey of Democracy Rising, a not-for-profit nonpartisan organization that works on educating the public, candidates, and media on ranked choice voting. Perez has years of experience in training local grassroot organizations about Ranked Choice Voting.

“I’m excited to bring this very practical information to Las Cruces candidates and their teams.” Perez said. “Information is power, and we want to empower the community ahead of this important election.”

This is only the second time Las Cruces voters will use Ranked Choice Voting. Ranked Choice Voting was first implemented in the 2019 City elections.

The City of Las Cruces will conduct municipal election on Nov. 2, 2021. Those elections will determine who will fill Council District seats 3, 5, and 6. Candidate filing be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 24 at the Doña Ana County Clerk’s office.

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Those interested in learning more about the Ranked Choice Voting process are encouraged to register for this training. Anyone with questions about City elections or this training can call the City Clerk’s office at 575/541-2115.

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