- DO NOT MAIL ABSENTEE BALLOTS. DROP OFF AT VOTER CENTER OR COUNTY CLERK.
If you requested and received an absentee ballot, DO NOT return it by USPS mail. Instead, take it to a Voter Center between now and Saturday or to any Polling location on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
In Bernalillo County there are 21 Voter Centers open between now and Saturday, November 4 and 72 Voter Centers open on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
REMEMBER: Ballots must be received by the County Clerk (or a Voter Center) no later than 7:00 PM on November 7 to count!
- VOTER IDENTIFICATION SIGNS AT VOTER CENTERS
Signs at Voter Centers say, “Identification May be Required” which includes “writing your name and address on a piece of paper”. This statement applies ONLY to voters already registered. Individuals registering for the first time or changing their voter information at the polls (SDR-same day voter registration) must provide a government photo ID and proof of residence.
- ELECTION PROCESS
When entering a Voter Center, the System Clerk (the person doing voter check-in) should ask for your name and address. If the System Clerk states your address and asks you to verify it (very friendly, but WRONG), notify the Presiding Judge and your County Clerk. While no harm may be intended, this is a breach of NM election security procedures.
- RANKED CHOICE VOTING IN THE CITIES OF SANTA FE AND LAS CRUCES
Rank order and vote for all candidates listed to make sure your vote counts. After this election, ask your City Council to reject and repeal this “black box-nontransparent” form of electing people to serve.
- SCHOOL BOARDS ARE ELECTED BY A “PLURALITY”
For School Board races, there are no runoff elections. The candidate with the most votes wins. Real change begins at the School Board level. Please vote.