Access to Sample Ballot (Bernalillo County)
Access to Sample Ballot (Bernalillo County)
A sample ballot is available online through My Voter Information - a service of the Bernalillo County Clerk's My Vote Center website. To access the ballot, you'll be asked to enter your first and last names -- plus your date of birth. Each point of information is required for access.
- Per the Constitution of the State of New Mexico (Article 20, Section 6), this year's General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
2012 Voter Registration
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 email@example.com 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 Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries. 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.
* Early & Absentee Voting in Bernalillo County *
Early voting will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, commencing Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Saturday, November 3, 2012 in the Office of the County Clerk, 620 Lomas NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Additional early voting is available at the following sites:
|98th & Central Shopping Center||120 98th St NW|
|Caracol Plaza Shopping Center||12500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 101|
|Central & Juan Tabo Plaza||11816 Central Av SE, Suite C|
|Conejos Office Park||6700 Jefferson St NE, Building A|
|Coors Plaza||3200 Coors Blvd NW, Suites A & G|
|Daskalos Center||5339 & 5339-A Menaul Blvd NE|
|Goff Plaza||1720 Bridge Blvd SW, Suite G-1|
|Guadalupe Plaza||6211 4th St NW, Suite 40|
|Montgomery Crossing||8510 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite A3B|
|Paseo Crossing Shopping Center||8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, Suite A2|
|Paseo Del Norte Shopping Center||8521 Golf Course Rd NW, Suite 112|
|Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site||3912 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque|
|Siesta Hills Shopping Center||5405 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque|
|Sun Country Plaza||9421 Coors Blvd NW, Suites G & H|
|University of New Mexico||Student Union Building, Cochiti Lounge 7106|
|Tijeras City Hall||12 Camino Municipal, Tijeras, NM|
Absentee voting begins October 9, 2012. The last day for receipt of applications -- and for mail out of absentee ballots -- is November 2, 2012. Absentee ballot applications may be requested by:
- Calling the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office at 243-VOTE (8683)
- Emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Appearing in person at the County Clerk's Office
Absentee In-Person voting begins October 9, 2012 and ends November 3, 2012 at the County Clerk's Annex -- located at 620 Lomas NW. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Last Day to register to vote or make changes to voter registrations is October 9, 2012, by 5:00 pm.
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
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 2013.
City ballots include elected municipal officials - plus any bonds, propositions or questions going up for a vote.
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 - Includes statewide election information, redistricting maps, candidate guide and nominating petition forms, voter data request, signed and chartered bill enumeration.
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
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:
- 2012 Who's Who - A Politcal Directory, Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties
- 2011-2012 Voter's Key
- 2012 Voter's Guide (to be published Fall 2012)