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Civil Discourse / Silver City Candidate Roundtable – 2016

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GMCR board member, retired San Francisco State University social psychology professor, and host of Civil Discourse, Jamie Newton invited all candidates for Silver City offices on the March 1st, 2016 ballot to a live, on-air, round table discussion of their views and goals on Monday / 25 January 2016 / 6pm.

ivil discourse 160125 ToSC roundtableThe candidates for are…

For Mayor

For Councilor – District 2

For Councilor – District 4


A second round table with all five candidates will be broadcast live on
Monday / 15 February 2016 / 6pm.  We invite you to submit your questions for the candidates via email to  Check back here for additional info.

In addition, all Silver City candidates recorded statements.  Visit Municipal Election Candidate Statements for broadcast times or to listen to the podcasts at your cenvenience.

Voting Location

There will be a Voting Convenience Center for mayoral and councilor offices on Election Day at the Silver City Woman’s Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City. The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The votes will be counted by Dominion electronic tabulators.

Absentee Voting
Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained only from the office of the Municipal Clerk at City Hall, 101 West Broadway, Silver City, New Mexico. All applications for an absentee ballot must be completed and accepted by the Municipal Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m., February 26, 2016.  After 5:00 p.m. on February 26, 2016, all unused absentee ballots will be publicly destroyed by the Municipal Clerk. The Municipal Clerk will accept completed absentee ballots delivered by mail, or in person by the voter casting the absentee ballot, by a member of the voter’s immediate family, or by the caregiver to the voter, until 7:00 p.m. on March 1, 2016. Absentee ballots may be marked in person in the Office of the Municipal Clerk during the regular hours and days of business, beginning on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 and closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Early Voting
Early voting on paper ballots counted by Dominion electronic tabulators will be conducted in the office of the Municipal Clerk during the regular hours and days of business, beginning on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 and closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Voter Registration
Persons desiring to register to vote at the regular municipal election must register with the County Clerk of Grant County not later than Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., the date on which the County Clerk will close registration books.

Election information posted here is from – and additional info is available at – the
Town of Silver City website.

Civil Discourse / Silver City Municipal Elections – 2016
was broadcast live on 25 January 2016 / 6pm with rebroadcasts on…

  • Saturday / 6 February / 7pm
  • Sunday / 7 February / 7pm
  • Tuesday / 9 February / 8am
  • Sunday / 14 February / 8pm
  • Tuesday / 16 February / 8am
  • Saturday / 20 February / 8pm
  • Tuesday / 23 February / 8am
  • Saturday / 27 February / 8pm

You can listen at your convenience via the following link …

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