County Clerk

An absentee ballot may be cast by any eligible voter.

Absentee voting is governed under the Absent Voter Act (Chapter 1, Article 6 NMSA 1978)

Requesting an absentee ballot

On Sept. 14, 2020 the Clerk's Office mailed an absentee application to all registered voters in Bernalillo County who had not already requested one. If you have not received the application please update your voter registration and select an option below:

  • Complete the absentee application online on the New Mexico Voter Information Portal at  
    • You must have a NM driver's license or state ID to use this option. 
  • Download the absentee application here. Print, complete and mail (or hand deliver) to our office. 
  • Request an application by email. Send your request to and an application will be mailed to you.
  • Request an application by phone by calling (505) 243-VOTE (8683) option 2 and it will be mailed to you. 

Deadline to submit absentee application by mail

  • October 20, 2020 is the deadline for the Clerk's Office to receive your mailed absentee application for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Returning your completed absentee ballot

  • You may return your completed absentee ballot by mail or by hand delivery. Read more...

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


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