Farmington, Aztec approve election date

Noel Smith and Hannah Grover,
Farmington City Council

FARMINGTON – Farmington city councilors have set a regular election for March 1st to choose representatives for District 1 and District 2.

During a work session on Tuesday, the council approved a resolution authorizing the election.The winners will serve four-year terms.

"They did adopt the resolution today," City Clerk Dianne Smylie said.

Candidates must live within the boundaries of the district they are seeking to represent, Smylie said.

Declarations of candidacy forms can be filed with the city clerk on Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They also need to submit a certified copy of their current voter registration from the San Juan County Clerk and the copy must be dated after Nov. 17.

The Aztec City Commission voted Tuesday night in favor of a resolution authorizing a March 1 election to determine four-year terms for District 1 and District 3 commissioners as well as a municipal judge.

Kirtland Mayor Mark Duncan said his town will also have municipal elections on March 1. The elections will determine four-year terms for two council members. Duncan's position as mayor is also up for election.

Bloomfield City Council will vote on Monday on a resolution authorizing a March 1 election to determine four-year terms for two city council seats, according to Mayor Scott Eckstein. He said the city does not have districts, so the councilors represent all of Bloomfield.