Monday, May 14, 2012

A Convenient Civic Duty

I'm willing to bet that most of the readers of this blog who live in New Mexico intend to vote in the upcoming primary election.  We will be electing local, state and federal officials.

In a Primary election, each political party has its own slate of candidates and ballot. In New Mexico, you can only vote on the ballot of the political party that you are registered under. If you have not declared a party or are "Independent", you cannot vote.
The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico has more information about voting eligibility.

But you don't have to wait until the designated day to vote (June 5) to cast you ballot.  County clerks around New Mexico have made it easy for us to either send in an absentee ballot or participate in the election via early in-person voting. 

Since most people in New Mexico who read this blog reside in Bernalillo county, I'm posting information in this space.  But I also want to provide links to voting information in adjacent Sandoval and Valencia Counties, and Santa Fe and Doña Ana Counties.  Information for other areas of the state is available from the New Mexico Secretary of State

Sandoval County:  Rio Rancho, Corrales, Zia Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo   Click here for more information 
Sandoval County Bureau of Elections

Valencia County:  Los Lunas and Belen.  Click here for more information
Valencia County Web Page

Santa Fe County;  There are five early voting sites available throughout the county. In general, early sites are located at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, Pojoaque Satellite Office, in El Dorado, Española, and Edgewood. The exact locations and hours will be posted and advertised.  Click here for more information
Santa Fe County Clerk

Doña Ana County: Las Cruces, Hatch, Anthony, Sunland Park,Chaparral    Click here for more information 

Bernalillo County:
Sample ballots are available by visiting "My voter information", entering a voter’s information, and clicking on any of the informational bars regarding voting at the bottom of the voter record, or by calling 243-VOTE. Bernalillo County Clerk

A list of early voting sites in Albuquerque  follows:
Clerk’s Office Annex Downtown – Beginning Tuesday, May 8
620 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Tuesday, May 8 – Saturday, May 12: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, May 14 – Saturday, May 19: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, May 21 – Saturday, May 26: 8:00am – 8:00pm
*Monday, May 28 – Saturday, June 2: 8:00am – 8:00pm

16 Additional Locations – Beginning Saturday, May 19

98th & Central Shopping Center
120 98th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121

Caracol Plaza Shopping Center
12500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 101, Albuquerque, NM 87111

Central & Juan Tabo Plaza
11816 Central Av SE, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Conejos Office Park
6700 Jefferson St NE, Bldg A, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Coors Plaza
3200 Coors NW, Suites A & G, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Daskalos Center
5339 & 5339A Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Goff Plaza
1720 Bridge Blvd SW, Suite G-1, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Guadalupe Plaza
6125 4th St NW, Suite 40, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Montgomery Crossing
8510 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite A3B, Albuquerque, NM 87111

Paseo Crossing Shopping Center
8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, Suite A2, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Paseo Del Norte Shopping Center
8521 Golf Course Rd NW, Suite 112, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site
3910 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Siesta Hills Shopping Center
5405 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM

Sun County Plaza
9445 Coors Blvd NW, Suites G & H, Albuquerque, NM

Tijeras City Hall
12 Camino Municipal, Tijeras, NM

University of New Mexico
Student Union Building, Albuquerque, NM

Saturday, May 19 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, May 21 – Saturday, May 26: 8:00am – 8:00pm
*Monday, May 28 – Saturday, June 2: 8:00am – 8:00pm

* Open on Memorial Day

Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office
Call: 468-1291

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