Blanca trustee seats up for election in April

BLANCA — Blanca will hold an election for three trustees on April 3. Anyone over the age of 18 by the date of the election and who is a registered voter and has resided within the town limits of Blanca for at least consecutive 12 months is eligible to run for any of the positions.

Nomination petitions can be picked up at town hall, 601 Main Street. Candidate’s packets will also include the election calendar and instructions for the process of getting on the ballot.

Any Blanca resident, who wants to vote in the upcoming election and has not registered to vote, must do so by March 28. The Costilla County Clerk and Recorder in San Luis will accept registrations during normal business hours.

Absentee voter applications for the municipal election will be available at town hall. Anyone applying for an absentee ballot and mailing or taking the application to town hall can only vote using the absentee ballot. He/she will not be allowed to vote at the polls on Election Day. The application must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on March 29, and the absentee ballots must be turned in by 7 p.m. on Election Day at town hall.

The incorporated limits of the Town of Blanca constitute the boundaries of the municipal precinct for the purposes of municipal elections.