Voting and Election Integrity

November 2020 Election Information:

Links to obtain Sample ballots for upcoming elections will be posted here.

Absentee Ballot Voting

You may request an absentee ballot in several ways:

You may track your absentee ballot request by going to “My Voter Information” located on the Bernalillo County Clerk’s website at:  https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/my-voter-information.aspx

The tracking information box is located under your personal voting history.  The box looks like this:

Absentee Ballot Information & Tracking Information

Date Application Received by County Clerk:

Application Status:

Status Reason:

Date Ballot Sent to Voter:

Date Ballot Received by County Clerk:

Go to NM Secretary of State web page, “Absentee Voting by Mail or In Person to read more about the specifics of the Absentee Voting process and requirements.  See website page link at:   http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/Absentee_and_Early_Voting.aspx

Also please note that the cost to mail and absentee ballot last year was $1.11.  The cost is expected to rise this year.  It may require multiple Forever Stamps (cost of mailing a 1-oz first class letter is increasing to 50 cents per stamp).  Please check with your local Post Office and the Bernalillo County Clerk’s office to determine the correct amount before you mail your absentee ballot back.  The cost is determined by the weight.  The Bernalillo County Clerk advised that even if the postage is insufficient they have an Election Stamp on the envelope which should require the U.S. Post Office to deliver to the Clerk’s office.  However, to be sure your vote counts, highly recommend putting the correct amount of postage on your ballot envelope.

Voting Schedule (dates will be updated for future elections)

Date:  October 6, 2020

 

 

Date: 6 – 16, 2020

 

  • Last day to register to vote in the General Election.
  • County clerks will begin sending absentee ballots.

 

  • In-person voting will be available at each county clerk’s office during normal business hours. In Bernalillo County, in-person voting will be available at the Clerk’s Annex.
Date:  October 17 – 31, 2020
  • Countywide early voting.
Date:  October 20, 2020
  • Deadline for county clerks to receive  absentee ballot applications.
  
Date:  November 3, 2020

 

 

  • General Election Day.
  • Last day for voters to return an absentee ballot to their county clerk’s office or an Election Day polling location.

Early Voting Locations

Go Bernalillo County Clerk at:  https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/early-voting-locations.aspx to see list of early voting locations.  Your sample ballot is now available on the Bernalillo County Clerk’s website.

Why is voting important?

Republicans can win in New Mexico but they need money and your support.  We have a great slate of candidates; let’s get out and show them we are with them.  The General Election in November will be here before your know it.

Voter Registrations

Please note that it may be several weeks from the date a voter submits a new voter registration or changes and the date on which it is officially recognized by the Bernalillo County Clerk’s office.   Your voter registration must first be validated, then stamped, and recorded in the voter data base.  If you want to register to vote, DO NOT WAIT until October 9th for the general election to register.  Do this now to assure you are registered to vote in the primary or general election.

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