Thursday, January 17, 2008

What Will You Be Doing on Mardi Gras? Why, going to vote...

On Feb. 5, New Mexico will joining 23 other states in what some are calling "Super Duper Tuesday" or "Super-Sized Tuesday" or "Tsunami Tuesday."

Perhaps they were hoping to upstage Mardi Gras? (Did you notice that Louisiana will wait to hold its primary until Saturday, Feb. 9? I think the good citizens of that state may already have plans on Feb. 5)

Anyway, you get the picture. We have a chance to put in our two cents regarding the Democratic candidates for U.S. President. And please keep in mind that only registered Democrats will be voting. They call it a "caucus," but it looks like it's going to be more like a primary.

Republicans will have their primary on June 3. On that day, Republicans and Democrats will also be voting in the primary elections for Congress and our US Senate seat. (Check out the blog post about the congressional elections)

So please join us on Mardi Gras Tuesday to cast your vote for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich...And some folks will be on the ballot who aren't running any more, including our own Gov. Bill and Chris Dodd and Joe Biden.

Anway, if you're wondering how it all works, here is some information lifted from the Democratic Party of New Mexico website.


The New Mexico Presidential Preference Caucus is a statewide election conducted on February 5th, 2008 by the Democratic Party of New Mexico for the purpose of voting for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The results of this election will be used to determine New Mexico’s allocation of delegates among the Democratic Presidential Candidates to the Democratic National Convention in August 2008. There will be a total of 184 caucus sites on February 5th.

Any registered Democrat in New Mexico can request an Absentee Ballot. Members of the Armed Forces, spouses and dependants of military personnel overseas and any other voter registered as a Democrat in New Mexico who is overseas may also vote by mail by requesting an Absentee Ballot.

Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be sent via mail, fax or email to the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM), or forms may be submitted in person to DPNM Headquarters.


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