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  • Early Voting begins Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 and ends Saturday, October 31, 2020. Most locations open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location:
    Early Voting Convenience Centers
    Time:
    10/26/2020 10:00 AM - 10/26/2020 7:00 PM

  • October 27 is the recommended final day to mail an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election on November 3. After Oct. 27, voters are encouraged to hand deliver the completed absentee ballot (completed, inserted in envelope, signed and last 4 digits entered under privacy flap, envelope sealed) to an Early Voting or Election Day Voting Convenience Center. See BerncoVotes.org for locations.
    Time:
    10/27/2020 12:00 AM

  • Early Voting begins Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 and ends Saturday, October 31, 2020. Most locations open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location:
    Early Voting Convenience Centers
    Time:
    10/27/2020 10:00 AM - 10/27/2020 7:00 PM



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    10/23/2020
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    A: Go to this page on NMVote.org. Enter your name as it appears on your voter registration form, your date of birth and then select your county. Then select "My Absentee Application & Ballot Tracker."  There you will see the date your application was received and the application status. Assuming your application was accepted, it will show the date your ballot was mailed. And then, the date your ballot was received by the County Clerk. You can also use this service to see your registered address, districts, sample ballot, voting history and your county clerk contact information. To easily find this page in the future, click "My Voter Information" on BerncoVotes.org.

    Sample absentee status notification from NMVote.org 


    10/19/2020
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    A: During early voting (Oct. 17-31, 2020) you may drop off your completed absentee ballot as follows:

    • Any of the 18 Early Voting Convenience Centers, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Inform poll official at door that you are dropping off a completed absentee ballot and you will not have to wait in line (unless there is a separate absentee ballot drop off line).
         
    • At One Civic Plaza NW next to the COVID-19 screening entrance at 5th and Marquette. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • There is a secure ballot box staffed by a poll official at this location. It is outside but not at the curb so you must exit your car.

    On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, you may drop off your completed absentee ballot as follows:

    • Any of the 70 Election Day Voting Convenience Centers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Inform poll official at door that you are dropping off a completed absentee ballot and you will not have to wait in line (unless there is a separate absentee ballot drop off line).
    • Drive through absentee ballot drop off location at 5th and Marquette next to the old city hall. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Drive west on Marquette from 3rd street, stay in left lane, watch for signs and election personnel. Voters will drop off their absentee ballot through a car window and receive an "I Voted" sticker.  

    **Please note that your completed absentee ballot must be prepared as if you were mailing it. Read more...


    10/14/2020
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    A: County Clerks started mailing absentee ballots to those who have requested them on Oct. 6, 2020*. If you have not received yours yet, please check the status of your absentee ballot by clicking here and entering your information. If your absentee application was accepted and your ballot mailed, please wait at least 7 days before calling 505-243-VOTE to inquire. Most of the absentee ballots sent in the first wave have arrived. But we are aware of a small number that have not been delivered yet. So please be patient and your ballot should arrive shortly. Thank you.

    *This date (28th day before an election) is set by New Mexico law (Section 1-6-22.1 NMSA 1978).


    10/13/2020
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    A: This is important! Absentee ballots must be completed according to the instructions or they will be rejected. This is true whether the absentee ballot is mailed or hand delivered.  

    • Clearly mark your choices on the absentee ballot.
      • For write-in candidates you must fill in the oval in addition to neatly writing the name.
    • Insert the completed ballot into the inner envelope and seal it (using tape if necessary).
    • Insert the inner envelope into the outer mailing envelope.
      • Sign the outer envelope where indicated under the privacy flap.
      • Enter the last 4 digits of your SSN where indicated under the privacy flap.
    • Seal the outer envelope.
    • Return your absentee ballot

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    Please share this information widely. Many are voting absentee for the first time and may not know that an absentee ballot must be prepared according to the instructions or it will be rejected. Click here for more information on returning your completed absentee ballot.  


    10/12/2020
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    A: Yes. If you used a felt tip marker that bled through your absentee ballot a little, that will be fine. It wil not interfere with the processing of your ballot. If you haven't filled out your ballot yet, we prefer that you use a black pen. Be sure to complete the ballot by placing it in the inner envelope, inserting the inner envelope into the outer envelope. You then must sign the outer envelope and enter the last 4 digits of your social security number under the privacy flap, and seal the envelope. Please mail your absentee ballot on or before Oct. 27 or hand deliver it.    


    10/07/2020
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    A: Go to this page on the N.M. Secretary of State's website. Enter your information and you'll see the status of your application. You will use the same link to track the status of your absentee ballot.


    10/05/2020
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    A: Please rely on official sources for elections and voting information. For Bernalillo County voters, that's BerncoVotes.org. View the website navigation options to see information organized by topic, or just click the link with your desired topic. If you can't find the answer, please call 505-243-VOTE or email clerk@bernco.gov. For statewide information, please rely on the NM Voter Information Portal at NMVote.org. If you're a NM voter living outside of Bernalillo County, click here for the contact information for your county clerk. 


    10/02/2020
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    A: To serve as a challenger or watcher during early voting and on Election Day you must be appointed and authorized in accordance with New Mexico law. Individuals without proper authorization to be present at a polling place, other than to vote, will be asked to leave. There are penalties for disruption, intimidation, or coercion of voters in or near a polling place.

    If you are interested in either designating individuals to serve as challengers or watchers or would like to serve as one, please read the NM Secretary of State's Handbook for Challengers. This manual provides information on who can designate challengers and watchers, the rights of challengers and watchers, and other election observation opportunities.There is also helpful information at NMVote.org.


    10/01/2020
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    A: When you check in at your preferred Voting Convenience Center, tell the poll worker that you requested an absentee ballot but have decided to vote in-person. Click the links for Early Voting and Election Day Voting Convenience Center locations and hours.


    09/30/2020
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    A: Voter registration forms and absentee applications must be processed by hand and the Clerk's Office is receiving a high volume of both at this time. Please be patient and rest assured that your voter registration will be processed shortly. You will be able to confirm your voter registration at NMVote.org.


    08/26/2020
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    A: The Clerk's Office is aware of several mailings containing absentee applications sent to Bernalillo County voters. Many received more than one from The Center for Voting Information. So far, we are not aware of any mailing that contained an illegitimate absentee application. On September 14, 2020 the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office will mail absentee applications to all registered voters who have not already requested one. Read more...     


    08/25/2020
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    A: If you mail your absentee ballot from a Bernalillo County location on or before October 27, 2020, you can be confident that your ballot will arrive by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020. If you prefer, you're welcome to hand deliver it. After October 27, it is recommended that you hand-deliver your ballot. Please note that you must prepare the absentee ballot as if you were going to mail it, even if hand delivered. The clearly marked ballot must be inserted in the privacy envelope, insert the privacy envelope into the outer mailing envelope, sign and enter the last 4 digits of your SSN where indicated under the privacy flap and then seal the outer envelope. 


    08/25/2020
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    A: The deadline to register to vote online or through submission of a paper application for voter registration was October 6, 2020. However, it is now possible to register just before voting during Early Voting, which for the 2020 general election runs from October 6-31, 2020. Read more...


    08/25/2020
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    A: Update: The deadline to request an absentee ballot in NM has passed.

    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 received the application, please complete and return it right away. The deadline for the Clerk to receive your application is Oct. 20, 2020. If you did not receive an application, please click here for additional options. 


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