Get registered, get educated and use your vote. NMBC’s Scorecard is below.

Get registered, get educated and use your vote. NMBC’s Scorecard is below.

  • Post published:August 17, 2020
  • Post category:News

Voting day and the General Election is right around the corner! NMBC is dedicated to making sure you are prepared to cast your vote with confidence. 

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Make sure you’re ready to vote, here’s how to prepare:

Register to vote: You can register to vote using the NM Secretary of State voter portal and find everything you need to become a registered voter in NM or update your information HERE.

Look up your voter registration information: With a quick and easy search of the NM Secretary of State Voter Services database you can find everything you need to know for how to vote in person. Learn more HERE

Once you’re registered, here’s how and where to vote:

Voting Locations:

Early voting locations open on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020. Early voting locations can be found HERE.  Election day voting locations in Bernalillo county can be found HERE. Look up other locations across NM HERE.

Still have your Absentee Ballot?

All absentee ballots may be returned to the County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location by Tuesday, November 3 – Election Day. October 27th was the recommended last day to return your absentee ballot by mail, but you can drop it off by hand and skip the mailbox until Election Day.

NMBC Legislative Scorecards

NMBC kept track of incumbents voting record on legislation and we reached out to every candidate for House and Senate with our Legislative Priorities Survey to find out where they stand on important issues. 

Incumbents and candidates were issued a grade from A to F:

A = Pro-Market/Job Creator

F = Anti-business/Government Growth. 

Included below are the NMBC House and Senate scorecard results for candidates and incumbents. We also encourage you to take a deeper look by providing candidate’s unedited survey responses and recent voting records for incumbents. This information can help voters make an informed decision.  

2020 New Mexico Senate races

2020 New Mexico House races

In addition to candidate races and bond issues, the 2020 General Election ballot contains two proposed constitutional amendments that voters will decide. The first and most important of the two amendments is whether or not to reform the NM PRC from a 5 member elected body to a 3 member appointed one. NMBC has long been a supporter of moving the PRC to an appointed commission instead of an elected body.

To provide voters with the information they need to make the best decision, NMBC has provided links below to op-eds from knowledgeable officials with experience in the PRC’s structure and operation who can provide insight into the constitutional amendment.  

2020 State Bond Questions

State Bond Question A

Bond Question A would issue $33.29 million in general obligation bonds to make capital improvements for certain senior citizen facilities across the state. A general obligation bond is a public debt and is paid for through state funds, specifically funds from a statewide property tax in New Mexico. Approval of this bond would raise taxes by $1.83/year over 10 years for the owner of a property with a $100,000 asset value.

State Bond Question B

Bond Question B would issue no more than $9.7 million in general obligation bonds for library improvements at public libraries, public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide. A general obligation bond is public debt and is paid for through state funds, specifically funds from a statewide property tax in New Mexico. Approval of this bond would raise taxes by $0.54/year over 10 years for the owner of a property with a $100,000 asset value.

State Bond Question C

The bond would issue no more than $156.3 million in general obligation bonds to make capital improvements for higher education, special schools, and tribal schools. A general obligation bond is public debt and is paid for through state funds, specifically funds from a statewide property tax in New Mexico. Approval of this bond would raise taxes by $8.62/year over 10 years for the owner of a property with a $100,000 asset value.

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