Covering the East Mountains, Edgewood and the Estancia Valley

The Independent 2023 election guide

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Why aren’t all communities listed? Municipalities in New Mexico have the option to hold local elections in either March 0r November. All local elections appearing on ballots in November 2023 are included in our guide.

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On Your ballot

Edgewood Anti-Abortion Measure Not On Ballot

Sec. of State says original ordinance has “no legal weight”

Edgewood voters will be once again denied an opportunity to decide the fate of a town anti-abortion ordinance that was passed by the town commission in April. In the wake of that decision, a citizen’s…