In case you’ve been vacationing on Mars, the New Mexico Democratic Party Presidential Preference Caucus will be held TOMORROW, February 5th, 2008. This is your chance to VOTE FOR which presidential candidate New Mexicans will cast their vote for at the Democratic National Convention. The caucus is statewide, and although called a caucus it is just like a regular election in which you cast a secret ballot vote. The Republican Party of New Mexico provides no equivalent caucus.
Because the caucus is sponsored by the party and not the state there are some “quirks.” Only registered Democrats may vote in the Caucus. Polls will be open from 12pm-7 pm for voting. And most importantly, your polling place will likely be different than your normal location. There are a total of 184 caucus sites on February 5th. To find your caucus voting site, visit the New Mexico Democratic Party website. The County organizes the list and you will need to know your registered precinct. If you need to find out the voting precinct where you are registered, you can locate this on your voter card or you can call party headquarters at (505) 830-3650. Here is a list of FAQs regarding the caucus.
The Democratic Party will need many volunteers tomorrow to help with counting absentee ballots, receiving results from around the State, and answering phones. Both campaigns can use volunteers tomorrow in a myriad of roles. You can reach them here and here. Please volunteer a few hours of your time! Regardless of whom you support, this has been a historic and watershed moment for America. As a Democrat this has been an inspiring and exhilarating primary!