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  • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a virtual hearing in the Zoning Conference Room, 111 Union Square St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of considering the below requests. Please see attached agenda, Zoom link and link to sign up to speak.
    5/12/2021 9:00 AM

  • Early voting for the 2021 Special Congressional Election will happen from May 15-29 in a variety of locations. Click the attached link for more information.
    Various Locations
    5/15/2021 12:00 AM - 5/29/2021 12:00 PM

  • The deadline for the clerk to receive a request for absentee ballot applications for the 2021 Special Congressional Election is May 18. For more information, visit the attached link.
    5/18/2021 12:00 AM

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    A: Bernalillo County's Unofficial results page for the 2020 general election is here: Unofficial results will begin posting between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m.

    Bernalillo County unofficial results page


    A: You may vote in-person at any Election Day Voting Convenience Center. If you are voting absentee, please complete your absentee ballot according to the instructions, and hand deliver to any Election Day Voting Convenience Center. Or complete it and drop it off at the drive through absentee ballot drop off location at 5th and Marquette.  


    A: Absentee ballots must be completed according to the instructions or they will be rejected.

    • 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.
    • Hand deliver on Nov. 3, 2020, Election Day.

    Absentee Voting



    A: Drive west on Marquette from 3rd Street adjacent to Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque. Stay in the left lane and watch for signs and personnel as you approach the old City Hall. Voters will deposit their completed absentee ballot into a drop box through the window of their vehicle. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. 



    A: Yes, it is too late to mail your absentee ballot. Please hand deliver it to an Election Day Voting Convenience Center. Or, deliver it to the drive through absentee ballot location at 5th and Marquette in downtown Albuquerque. 


    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 link for Election Day Voting Convenience Center locations and hours.


    A: Update 11/2/2020: If you have not received a requested absentee ballot, please vote in-person on Election Day.

    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).


    A: Go to this page on 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

    Sample absentee status notification from 


    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.    


    A: Please rely on official sources for elections and voting information. For Bernalillo County voters, that's 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 For statewide information, please rely on the NM Voter Information Portal at If you're a NM voter living outside of Bernalillo County, click here for the contact information for your county clerk. 


    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


    A: Update: The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 general election has passed. Same day registration is not possible on Election Day. 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...

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