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CD 1 Special Election Information

  • Post published:April 27, 2021
  • Post category:News

Election day for Congressional District 1 is rapidly approaching and NMBC wants to make sure you’re prepared to cast your vote either in person or by absentee ballot.

In person voting information

In person voting for the CD 1 Special election will be available beginning on May 4th at the office of the County Clerk. The NM Election Code provides a directive to establish one early in-person polling location at the office of the county clerk (or alternate location near the clerk’s office).

From May 15th to May 29th additional voting locations will be opened in the lead up to election day on June 1st. Click HERE for early voting locations in Bernalillo County. On Election Day polls will be open from 7AM to 7PM. 

Look up your voter registration information: With a quick and easy search on the NM Secretary of State Voter Services database you can find everything you need to know for how to vote in person. This includes your voter registration information, your closest voting locations, sample ballots, absentee application, ballot status, and your county clerk’s contact information. 

Planning to Vote early? Click the link below to see a full list from the NM Secretary of State that includes all of the EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS for Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. Similar to the in person voting locations, If you don’t see a voting location near you, be sure to look up your nearest polling location with just your address here

Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voting for the CD 1 Special Election will begin on May 4th when Absentee ballots are mailed out to voters by the Secretary of State’s office. Absentee ballots can be returned by mail or hand delivered. All absentee ballots need to be returned (not mailed) by election day to ensure they are counted. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is May 18th. 

The Candidates

As soon as the candidates for Congressional District 1 were announced, NMBC reached out to each of the 4 major candidates. Our goal was to learn more about their policy positions and find out where they stand on the issues facing New Mexicans and business owners.

Our method was a 19 question survey that seeks to determine how these candidates would deal with business related issues should they win the election and move on to represent New Mexicans in Washington DC. NMBC officials evaluated all of the candidate’s answers, and using a fair and balanced scale, issued a letter grade to each candidate based on how favorable their positions are to growing a business friendly community and discouraging government interference.

All of the candidates were contacted multiple times with invitations from NMBC to help voters learn more about their positions, but only Candidates Melanie Stansbury and Aubrey Dunn chose to participate. The letter grade for Candidate Mark Moores will be based on his voting history since he declined to participate. Candidate Chris Manning will receive no grade from NMBC since he has not responded to our survey and has no voting record to review. If you’d like to take a deeper look into the candidates positions, NMBC has also provided the survey and candidate’s answers unedited and in their entirety for you to review and make the most informed decision. 

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