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Voting and Elections: Voting and Election Basics

Check this guide for current details and links on voter registration and upcoming elections in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

Voting and Elections

Voting and 

Elections

 

 

2020 LWV Guide

2020 VOTER GUIDE

Now Available Online

The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico's Voter Guide is available online. To access it, click here

Print guides will soon be available at Public Library locations and other points throughout the metro area.

 

A project of the League of Women Voters Education Fund, Vote411 "is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities."  Voting and election information is provided for all 50 States - take this shortcut to access details for New Mexico.

NEW! ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

NEW MEXICO ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
 

The New Mexico Secretary of State Voter Services Office offers an online voter registration site.

At this website, you can:

  •     Register to vote in federal, state, county, and city elections in New Mexico.
  •     Update your registration if your name or address has changed. You can also update your registration if you want to to change your political party.

For more information, visit the website, or call the New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State at (800) 477-3432.

 

Voter Registration

2020 Voter Registration and Updates (In Person)

 

Currently, in person registration is not available at  the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office - which is closed to the public due to the coronavirus public health emergency

Primary Election - June 3, 2014

Upcoming Elections

 

2020 General Election - Nov. 3, 2020

Details on New Mexico's General Election are available from the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office, and the office of New Mexico's Secretary of State.. 

 

Early Voting

20 Early Voting Convenience Centers (EVCCs) will be open for the 2020 General Election
October 17, 2020 to October 31, 2020 - Most locations open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Find a complete list of locations and hours at:  https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/early-voting-locations.aspx

Absentee Voting
The County Clerk will mail an absentee ballot application to all registered voters in Bernalillio County on September 14, 2020.

Before that time, the Clerk's Office asks that you check your voter registration now to ensure all info is correct.

  • If the name and address on your voter registration is correct, you do not need to do anything to receive an absentee ballot application.
  • If you don't want to wait, however, please select an option below.

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, mailed absentee ballot applications must be received by the Clerk's Office by Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Please call (505) 243-VOTE (8683) with any questions regarding absentee voting in Bernalillo County, and find more details at:  https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/absentee-voting.aspx

 

2020 General Election Key Dates

September 14, 2020 –     Clerk's Office mails an absentee ballot application to all registered voters. Please check your voter registration and update if necessary.  

October 6, 2020

  •     Clerks begin mailing absentee ballots to voters who have requested them.
  •     Books close for online and paper voter registration.
  •     Absentee Voting Begins
  •     In-person Absentee Voting and Same Day Registration (SDR) begin at Clerk’s Annex (Oct. 6-16, 2020, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

October 17-31, 2020 – Early Voting and SDR (Click for locations) M-S, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 20, 2020 – Deadline for clerk to receive a mailed absentee ballot application

October 27, 2020 – Recommended final day for voter to mail absentee ballot

November 3, 2020 – Election Day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(Source:  Bernalillo County Clerk - Elections

For more information on elections and voting can be found on the Bernalillo County Clerk's Election Information page.

 

 

City of Albuquerque

City of Albuquerque

 

City Clerk's Office - Election Information - The City Clerk is responsible for conducting fair and impartial municipal elections.  City ballots include elected municipal officials - plus any bonds, propositions or questions going up for a vote.

 

Bernalillo County

 

Bernalillo County

 

My Voter Information - Announcements, alerts and updates on Election Day and voting processes. 

Log in to My Voter Information to see a sample primary ballot, check voting eligibility status for upcoming elections, and find details on voting districts, voting dates and locations.
(Note:  Scroll down screen past announcement section to reach Voter Information look up form.)

My Voter Information is part of My Vote Center - a new system initiated by the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office enabling voters to cast their votes at any "vote center" on election day -- and not be tied to a particular precinct.  Voters will also have expandd access to their voting information (districts in which they are eligible to vote), plus mapping and location data.

Bernalillo County Clerk's Office - More election information, as such is available.

 

State of New Mexico

State of New Mexico

 

Secretary of State's Office - The Secretary of State oversees the entire election process, which includes maintaining a computerized listing of the state's registered voters, testing and evaluating voting machines, and certifying precinct boundary maps

Elections Data - Includes past election results, information on NM political parties, voter registration data, and election-related links.

Voter Registration Information - Provides general information, plus a detailed FAQ.

Voter Bill of Rights - Enumeration of the voting ights to which each registered voter is entitled in the State of New Mexico.

New Mexico Election Handbook - Compilation of all New Mexico statutes that detail the laws governing elections.

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters

 

As a nonpartisan political organization, the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

A project of the League of Women Voters Education Fund, Vote411 "is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities."  Voting and election information is provided for all 50 States - take this shortcut to access details for New Mexico.

 

Locally, League publications include the:

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