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2019 Voter Guide to Municipal Election

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Site was updated 10/23/19, 1pm: PDF of Voter Guide added, APS and CNM bond PDFs added, APS District 2 candidate responses added. 4pm: updated version of full PDF uploaded (rev 2).

Update 11/01/19, 11am: Please note: The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico wishes to apologize to Albuquerque School Board candidate Laurie Harris. We inadvertently omitted her answers, which were received in a timely manner, from our printed Voter Guide. Please see the online Voter Guide for access to her information.


Local elections will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Local Election Act passed by the New Mexico Legislature in 2018 repealed the Municipal and School Board Election Codes resulting in the consolidation of elections. The law now provides for two possible types of local elections: a Local Election to be held in November of the odd-numbered years for non-partisan city and town officers and local government ballot questions; and a Municipal Officer election in March of the even-numbered years for municipalities that do not opt-in to hold Local Elections in November of odd-numbered years. School districts including public school boards and community colleges, soil & water conservation districts, arroyo flood control districts, water & sanitation districts, special hospital districts, and special zoning districts MUST hold their elections during the Local Election in November of the odd-numbered years.

Contents of this Guide

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 INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
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Albuquerque City Council Candidates
APS Board Candidates
CNM Board Candidates
Ciudad Soil and Water Board Candidates
AMAFCA Director Candidates
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Candidates
Village of Tijeras Candidates
Albuquerque Bond Questions
Albuquerque Ballot Questions APS/CNM Bond Questions

The City of Albuquerque and the Village of Los Ranchos are two of the municipalities in the League’s four county jurisdiction that have opted to hold Local Elections in November of odd-numbered years. A list of other municipalities that have opted in may be found on the website of the NM Secretary of State. https///www.sos.state.nm.us/

Questions about the election or voter registration or acceptable forms of ID (for registration or voting) should be directed to your County Clerk:

Bernalillo County Clerk
(5050 468-1291
One Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/


Voting on Election Day

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on November 5. You must be registered to vote by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 48, if you want to vote on Election Day.

Same Day Voter Registration

You may register to vote at the County Clerk’s Office or at the Vote Convenience Centers on the same day that you cast your ballot if you choose to vote early or in-person absentee.

Absentee Voting

Any person qualified to vote may vote by absentee ballot. Follow these procedures to vote absentee:

Request a Ballot

Information is available at https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/absentee-voting.aspx

In summary, you may request your ballot

Applications for absentee ballots must be returned to the County Clerk by mail or person. Absentee ballots will be mailed to applicants on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 and will continue through Friday, November 1, 2019.

Cast your Absentee Ballot.

You may cast your absentee ballot by mail or in person.

Mail your ballot to the County Clerk’s Office at P.O. Box 542, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0542.

Absentee ballots may also be cast in person at the Clerk’s Annex at 1500 Lomas Blvd. NW from Tuesday, October 8, 2019 through Saturday, November 2, 2019. Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (October 8 – October 18, 2019) and Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (October 19 – November 2, 2019).

Absentee ballots may also be cast at Vote Centers during Early Voting and on Election Day.

Your ballot must be received by the County Clerk’s Office no later than 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ABSENTEE VOTING:

You will not be issued another ballot if the original ballot is destroyed, discarded, or delivered to the polls unvoted. If you apply for, but do not receive, the absentee ballot, you may go to the County Clerk’s office or to a Vote Center during regular voting hours and, after executing an Affidavit of Non-receipt, you will be permitted to vote a replacement ballot

Write – In Voting:

Write-in voting is permitted on the paper ballot as long as the person you vote for is qualifies qualified as a write-in candidate. A write-in candidate can only be counted if the name written in is the name of a declared write-in candidate and shows one of the following:

Provisional Ballots:

You will be issued a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the roster when voting in person during Early Voting or on Election Day or if you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and you did not provide the required identification at the time of registering.

Election Offenses:

Voters must can report voting election offenses to the County Clerk, the District Attorney or the Secretary of State. Voting Election offenses areinclude:

VOTER IDENTIFICATION

TO VOTE at an Early Voting location or on Election Day you do not need to showing any physical form of identification. All you need to do is state your name, year of birth, and registration address.

TO REGISTER ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 8, a physical form of identification is required only if you are registering for the first time in New Mexico and you are registering by mail. If you register by mail, you may can submit with your registration form any current and valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student or tribal ID, or any other document that shows your name and current address.

If you registered by mail on or before October 8 and did not provide a valid physical form of identification, then the first time you vote in New Mexico, either in person or absentee, you will need to show or submit one of the above-described forms of identification.

TO REGISTER OR UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION AT AN EARLY VOTING LOCATION you need to provide a New Mexico driver’s license of ID card from the MVD, any document that contains an address in the county together with a photo ID card, or a current valid student ID card accompanied by a current student fee statement that contains the student’s address in the county.