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The Artesia Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, March 1, and citizens are encouraged to turn out to vote in the city council races and for municipal judge.

Four districts are electing city councilors this year, with three of those races opposed.

Running for the District 1 seat are incumbent Manuel Madrid Jr. and Manuel Barragan. The District 2 race for the seat vacated by Councilor Nora Sanchez will include Luis Florez and Jose Luis Gabaldon. Running for District 3 are incumbent Jeff Youtsey and Robert Wachter. Bill Rogers is running for the District 4 seat unopposed.

Voters unsure in which district they reside may contact City Hall at 746-2122.

Also on the ballot is Kaye L. Kiper for the position of municipal judge. Kiper is also running unopposed.

Voters may cast their ballots at their choice of two polling locations: the Artesia Senior Center, 202 W. Chisum Ave., and Faith Baptist Church on the southeast corner of 20th Street and Grand Avenue.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.