Oct. 6 is the last day to register to vote or to make updates to voter registration. You can do so at www.nmvote.org That is also the first day to vote absentee. Early voting begins on Oct. 17 at 325 S. Man Street in Carlsbad and 602 S. First Street in Artesia. Oct. 20 is the last day absentee ballots will be mailed out and Oct. 31 is the last day for early voting. On Election Day (Nov. 3) polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a complete list of polling locations, please visit the Eddy County Clerk’s website.