Day: August 21, 2020

Election officials needed for 2020 general election

Updated at 11:20 a.m. Aug. 10 to reflect the correct pay for election officials.



A vote here sign sits in the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Bureau of Elections Warehouse in Las Cruces on Thursday, June 4, 2020.


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A vote here sign sits in the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Bureau of Elections Warehouse in Las Cruces on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

LAS CRUCES – Election officials are being sought for the Nov. 3 general election. To be an election official interested individuals must:

  • Be registered to vote in Doña Ana County.
  • Take an oath of office.
  • Not be a candidate for any office on the general election ballot.
  • Have basic computer skills.

Applications are now being accepted and more information is available at dacelections.com. 

Paid training for election officials will be provided. Election officials will be paid $175 to $200 on Election Day for their work. Early Voting and Absent Voter board election officials are also needed.

For information, contact the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office at 575-647-7428, or by

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Belarus Shut Down the Internet to Stop a Wild Viral Video of Its President

After a weekend of mass protests across Belarus and amid calls for a general strike, President Alexander Lukashenko decided to once again turn off his country’s internet.

Lukashenko’s decision to disconnect millions of people was not the result of the largest opposition rally in Belarus’ history, but because some workers at a military truck factory booed him while he was giving a speech. 

Lukashenko had traveled to the factory on Monday morning via helicopter to avoid the protesters filling the streets of Minsk. Even the audience at the MZKT factory had been selected to include only the most loyal workers.

But despite the efforts to shield Lukashenko from the growing anger towards him, the crowd at the factory began to drown out the president’s speech with shouts of “Leave” and  “Resign.”

A clearly angry Lukashenko responded to the shouting workers, saying: “Are you saying the elections were unfair and you

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