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 






The New Mexico Secretary of State Voter Services Office has launched 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

2018 Voter Registration and Updates (In Person)


In person registration is available at the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office, or at the Secretary of State's Office.

You can call, email or send a letter to the County Clerk's Office requesting a registration form

  • E-mail and provide name and address so that the form can be mailed to you.

  • Send a letter to: Bernalillo County Clerk's Office, Bureau of Elections, One Civic Plaza, NW, 6th Floor, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.   These forms are available at the County Clerk’s Office or at the Secretary of State’s Office.

Voter registration forms are available at ABQ-BernCo Library locations.  You can also begin the registration process at some colleges and universities, when applying for certain public assistance or services, and when applying for a driver's license.


Updating your voter registration can be done in person at the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office, or the Secretary of State's Office.  Other options include updates by phone, email or letter.

Primary Election - June 3, 2014

Upcoming Elections in New Mexico

In 2018, elections will be held for offices at Federal, State and local levels.  Voting will take place for a wide variety of posts, including those of New Mexico Governor and Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative seats, the New Mexico Legislature, judicial seats and county positions on Primary and General Election ballots.


Important Dates – General Election

October 9, 2018              Voter registration closes | Absentee voting begins
October 20, 2018            Early voting begins
November 3, 2018          Early voting ends
November 6, 2018          General Election Day
                                                 ♦Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                                                 ♦Absentee ballots are due to the County Clerks by 7:00 p.m.

(Source:  New Mexico Secretary of State - “2018 Candidate Information Guide”


City of Albuquerque

City of Albuquerque


City Clerk's Office - Election Information - The City Clerk is responsible for conducting fair and impartial municipal elections.

Elections specific to the City of Albuquerque of Albuquerque are held every 2 years (in odd numbered years).  The next City election will be held in October 2015. 

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.


League publications include the:

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