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

 

 

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

2019 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 clerk@bernco.gov 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 The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County 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 November 2019, elections will be held for offices at the local level

 

Important Dates – Local Election in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County

October 8, 2019              Absentee ballots will be mailed out
October 19, 2019            Early voting begins - locations are available throughout the City and County
November 5, 2019         ELECTION DAY
                                                 ♦Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                                                 ♦Absentee ballots are due to the County Clerk's Office by 7:00 p.m.

For background details and rules concerning local elections, the County Clerk's Office makes an FAQ available. Messages issued in regard to the November 2019 Consolidated Local Election are also posted for review.

(Source:  Bernalillo County Clerk - Elections

 

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.

 

2019 Local Election, Tuesday Nov. 5th

City Councilors that began their term on December 1, 2015 in City Council Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 shall serve until December 31st, 2019. The subsequent term of office for these Districts shall be elected at the regular local election held in November, 2019, and the new term shall commence January 1, 2020; and

The Mayor, and the City Councilors who began their term on December 1, 2017 in City Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, shall serve until December 31st 2021. The subsequent term of office for Mayor and for these Districts shall be elected at the regular local election in November, 2021, and the new term shall commence January 1, 2022.

Per the Revised Code of Ordinances of Albuquerque, Section 2-4-5(D)

In Albuquerque, the 2019 Local Election is overseen by Bernalillo County.

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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