Voting and Election Integrity

 

2021 - When Valid IDs Are Required and When They Are Not

Voter Fraud – Is it for Real?

Yes, voter fraud does exist.  The most recent case in New Mexico pertains to two woman indicted for voter fraud.  (see March 13, 2018 Albuquerque Journal article entitled, “Two indicted in Española voter fraud case plead not guilty” at https://www.abqjournal.com/1145506/two-indicted-in-espanola-voter-fraud-case-plead-not-guilty.html).  One lady was indicted for on two counts of falsifying election documents, one count of conspiracy to violate the election code and one count of making false statements in relation to the code.  The other woman was indicted for 10 charges of possession of another person’s absentee ballot, one count of conspiracy to violate the municipal election code and two counts of making false statements in relation to that code.

To see a list of voter fraud cases across the United States, go to Heritage Foundation article entitled, “Voter Fraud Cases from Across the United States” at https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud

ALWAYS VOTE IN PERSON TO ASSURE THAT YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Note: The Clerk’s Office Is Moving!

Effective August 16, our new location will be at Alvarado Square, 415 Silver SW.
Kindly note that our current office will be closed to facilitate the move from July 27-Aug. 15.
Our staff is here to serve you via email and phone during this relocation period.

Next Election:  June 7, 2022

The purpose of this primary election is to select Republican and Democrat candidates to represent their respective parties in the November 2022 general election.  This is a closed primary in that you must be either a registered Republican or Democrat and can only vote for candidates of your own party.

Election Calendar

May 10, 2022

May 21, 2022 – Early Voting and SDR expand, Monday to Saturday, most locations open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be twenty early voting locations.  For ballot drop box locations click here

RETURN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT

Please note that your absentee ballot must be prepared in the same way whether you mail or hand-deliver it. Voters must follow all the instructions, or the absentee ballot will be rejected. Please click here to review the instructions.

BY MAIL

The consensus among election officials and the U.S. Postal Service is that ballots mailed from a Bernalillo County location on or before June 2, 2022 will arrive by 7 p.m. on Election Day, June 7, 2022. After June 2, 2022, please hand-deliver your ballot to ensure it arrives on time.

BY HAND-DELIVERY

There are several options for hand-delivery of your absentee ballot. Please note that if you hand-deliver your absentee ballot, it still must be completed in accordance with the instructions or it will be rejected. Read more…

  • April 23, 2022 – ETS ballots are sent out to FQE voters.
  • May 10, 2022 – County clerk mails out absentee ballots to all who have requested them.
  • May 21 – June 4, 2022 – Absentee ballots should be dropped off at any of the Early Voting locations.

Ballot drop box locations

Voting Machine warehouse– 2400 Broadway Blvd SE, Building H 87102

Alvarado Square– 415 Silver SW, 87102

  • June 2, 2022– Deadline for Absentee Applications to be received. Applications received after the 2nd will be rejected, even if it is postmarked on the 2nd.
  • June 3, 2022 – Last day county clerks can mail absentee ballots to voters who request them.
  • June 7, 2022 – Election Day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Absentee Ballots are due in the clerk’s office no later than 7 p.m.

Please call (505) 243-VOTE (8683) with any questions regarding absentee voting in Bernalillo County.

For more on voter registration, absentee ballot, and deadlines or other voter information, go to   http:// www.nmvote.org

Please call (505) 243-VOTE (8683) with any questions regarding absentee voting in Bernalillo County.