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207 West Hill St.
Gallup, NM. 87301
Rick Palochak, BoE
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*Attention* McKinley County Voters!
The McKinley County Bureau of Elections has
completed implementing the Voter Convenience Centers (VCC’s) in
the Gallup and Zuni areas for future Federal, State and County
Election Day Voting.
here for more information.
Bureau of Elections
The Bureau of elections is part of the County
Clerk’s office. Rick Palochak, Director of the Bureau of Elections
and his staff members serve as neutral parties in running
elections and provide all McKinley County voters the means to vote.
Citizens may register to vote at the County
Clerk’s office by signing an affidavit and filling out a form with
basic information. Voters must be registered at least twenty-eight (28)
days before an election.
About fifty days in advance of an election,
legal election notices are placed in local newspapers. The election
is also advertised closer to the election date with radio
announcements and posters in public places. Information is also
distributed by voting coordinators in Navajo and Zuni. Citizens can
call the Bureau of Elections at 1-800-245-1771 to find out where to
vote or get answers to any questions they may have about the voting
The State of New Mexico recently adopted
a paper based voting system which allows qualified electors to cast
their ballots on a Paper Ballot for Absentee, Early and Election
Day Voting. This system provides a "voter verifiable paper record" that
can be used for auditing proposes. For the first time in over 50 years
the State of New Mexico is using a uniform voting system.
Ryan Weigl - Election Clerk
Patterson - Election Clerk
Garcia - Voting Technician
Ronald Johnson - Voting