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People for Noreen

Noreen Kelly, candidate for New Mexico State Senate District 4, is offering assistance to residents of the Navajo Nation in a challenging time. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, voting has been especially difficult for the residents of Northwest New Mexico – and in particular, members of the Navajo Nation. Kelly wants to offer support by handing out close to 600 handmade masks for both adults and children, food and giving advice on how to vote. 

“Voting has been difficult on our citizens, and I would like to offer a few points of advice and clarification.” stated Kelly. Those points are as followed:

1. If you have received an absentee ballot, you have until May 28th to mail it back to your local county clerk

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2. If you receive your absentee ballot and are unable to mail it by May 28th, you can drop it off to any election day voting site on June 2nd. For example, the County Courthouse in Gallup

3. We highly recommend that you vote by absentee ballot – but if you must vote in person, you can find your closest polling location here or you can call 800-245- 1771 to speak to the Secretary of State’s office directly

Kelly went on to say that safety remains the most important issue for residents of Senate District 4 – “Citizens need to vote, and they also need to be safe. I will be in the community handing out masks and food boxes to those who need them most. It is critical that we remain vigilant of the pandemic, and still exercise our most important right as citizens.”

Kelly announced her run for Senate District 4 in March of 2020. She is currently a school board member of Wingate Elementary, is a tribal elder, and is co-founder of the Diné Food Sovereignty Alliance. 

For more information on her campaign, please visit

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