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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We encourage you to become a member!

Candidate Forum Tuesday 9/23
Attorney General/Secretary of State

Hector Balderas, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Susan Riedel, Republican Candidate for Attorney General Dianna Duran, Republican Candidate for Secretary of State Diana Duran, Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico and the African-American Performing Arts Center are sponsoring a candidates' debate this Tuesday at 5:30pm, at the African-American Performing Arts Center on the Fairgrounds (Expo NM). Enter through Gate 3 or 4 on San Pedro, just north of Central.

The event, moderated by the League of Women Voters, is open to the public and free. Those attending can submit questions for the candidates. As an added bonus, the Performing Arts Center has an exhibit entitled "Picturing Black Culture, History and Life" which you can view if you arrive early for the forum. Come and view the exhibit and hear the candidates!

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Fall General Election

On November 4, there will be an election for Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and additional statewide offices. Voters will also choose US Congresspeople, a US Senator, all New Mexico House members, and many county and judicial offices. There will probably also be bond and other ballot issues. For additional details - who's running, where can I vote, etc. - see the League's Election page.

Voters’ Guide

Page 1, Voting Information from the LWV Voters’ Guide is now online, in both English and Spanish! Additional sections will be added in the coming weeks. (9.17)

Contribute to Support the 2014 Voters’ Guide

Protecting your right to vote since 1920

The League of Women Voters publishes its Voters’ Guide before every election. All the work is done by volunteers -- preparing questions, contacting candidates, collecting and preparing responses, proofreading, and distribution to libraries, schools, and businesses. Volunteers do everything except for the typesetting and printing. We are planning to distribute over 10,000 copies of the Voters’ Guide throughout Bernalillo and Sandoval County. Please consider a generous contribution to help get the Voters’ Guide into the community!

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Voter Registration Misinformation

The Bernalillo County Clerk's office has received many complaints recently regarding third party voter registration agents at locations across Albuquerque, including the Biopark and some Wal-Mart stores. According to the complaints

Providing false information intentionally to potential voters is a serious issue. You can get correct information by contacting the Bernalillo County Clerk's office at 468-1291 or their website at bernco.gov/clerk/.

Past Voters' Guides now Online

In case you want to check out candidates' previous responses or just review the issues and offices in past elections, the PDFs from the League's Voters' Guides from 2005 to 2013 are now online! Check out the Elections page, in the left side navigation panel.

Join the League!
or Renew Your Membership

October will be membership renewal time, but it's always a good time to join the League of Women Voters! And now you can pay online! Check out the new Join Us page. You can pay online via Paypal or your credit card, or print out a copy of the membership application and mail in your check in the traditional way.


September Unit Meetings: Environmental Issues

September resumes the full series of unit meetings. The State League is working to reach a concurrence on a new Natural Resources position, and two meetings will deal with this issue. The other two meetings feature a discussion of dealing with saline produced water in drilling and fracking operations.

Meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!

Luncheon Meeting, Thursday September 11, 11:45am

      at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Concurrence on Natural Resources position LWV New Mexico's Natural Resources committee has developed a new, much more comprehensive position on Natural Resources/the Environment. A group of committee members is visiting each local League throughout the state to get feedback on the draft position. This is your opportunity to make a difference! If you are unable to attend the Luncheon Meeting on September 11, you have another chance at the September 9 Evening meeting.

Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. A vegetarian meal is available upon request - be sure to specify your meal choice when you call in (884-8441) or email (lunch at lwvcnm dot org) your reservation. The deadline is August 11, Monday, preferably before 10am.


September Voter Online

The September 2014 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, the complete draft Natural Resources position for concurrence, reports from the Voter Services Committee, a book review of Liberty and Security in a Changing World from the NSA, and a report on last month's General Meeting topic, Project ECHO. Check it out!

You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.

Summer La Palabra Online

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La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Summer 2014 issue (PDF). Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

2014 Who's Who and Voters' Key Available

The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, has been updated to reflect the results of the November general election and other changes that took place in 2013. Download a copy here. Hardcopies are available at libraries and the League office. The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c) organization). Stay tuned for the 2015 update, which will come out after the November election!

The 2013-4 Voters Key, a publication of the state League, is available as well at libraries, the League offices throughout the state, and online. (PDF format, 207 KB). The Voters Key is a publication of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico Education Fund, a 503(c) organization.

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