The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico plans to publish an online Voter Guide for Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties at VOTE411.org for the general election. Look for it in mid-September.
We also plan to publish a printed Voter Guide for Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. It should be available in early October, in time for early voting.
What you should be doing now
Go to nmvote.org. That’s the official vote portal of the NM Secretary of State. Check to see whether your address and the last four digits of your social security number are correct. If you plan to vote by absentee ballot, these two items of information about you must be correct in the database for your vote to be counted.
The last day to register is October 6.
Lists of Candidates
How to Vote
If you plan to vote absentee in Bernalillo County, you will receive a request for an absentee ballot form in the mail in mid-September. Fill it out and you will receive an absentee ballot in October.
Don’t look for it before October 6 because that is the first day absentee ballots can be legally mailed. Return your absentee ballot as quickly as possible.
The U.S. Post Office is recommending you send your ballot in by October 27, 2020. If you miss that deadline, you can drop your ballot by any early voting location before election day.
You may have received an absentee ballot request from The Center for Voter Information. This is a private non-profit group based in Washington D.C. You can use their absentee ballot request form if you wish, but you will not receive a ballot from the county clerk until after October 6.
If you plan to vote early and in person in Bernalillo County, here is a link to the early vote centers and their hours of operation. You can vote at any of these locations beginning October 17.
If you plan to vote absentee but do not want to mail your ballot, You can drop it off at any of those locations. Bernalillo County will also have a drop off location for ballots at Expo New Mexico, Gate 3 on San Pedro Dr. NE. That location will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Oct 6. and will close on Oct. 31.
You can drop your absentee ballot off at the Clerk’s Annex at 1500 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite A from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Oct. 6 and 16.
Here is a link to election day voting locations.
Bernalillo County will also have a drop off location for absentee ballots on election day in front of 5th and Marquette St. (drive in left lane west on Marquette from 3rd street, watch for signs and personnel). Voters will drop off their ballot through a car window and receive an “I Voted” sticker. This drop off location will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you plan to vote early and in person in Sandoval County here is a link to the early vote centers and their hours of operation. Early voting begins on October 17. If you want to vote absentee in Sandoval County, You will automatically be sent a ballot request form around mid-September. Fill it out and send it back to the clerk as quickly as possible. You will then be sent a ballot. By law, clerks may not send out ballots until October 6. If you want to go to the polls on election day, here is a list of polling locations.
Voters wanting to request an absentee ballot can call 505-544-4350 or go to nmvote.org. Early vote and election day voting locations and hours can be found here. Early Voting begins on October 17.
Information on absentee and early voting sites and hours can be found here. Early voting begins on October 17.