Election day 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
According to the New Mexico Department of Health, in person voting locations WILL BE OPEN for citizens to cast their ballots both on June 2nd and also at some early voting locations as well. Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 polling locations will have reduced capacity and will be limiting the amount of voters allowed inside at any given time. You can read the official notice from the NM Department of Health on voting location social distancing restrictions HERE.
If you’re planning to vote early, polling locations for early voting open in each county beginning on Saturday, May 16, 2020 and continue through Saturday, May 30, 2020. You can find locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org
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.
Voting in Albuquerque or the surrounding areas? Click the link below to see a full list from the Secretary of State that includes all of the IN PERSON VOTING LOCATIONS ON ELECTION DAY for Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. If you don’t see a voting location near you, be sure to look up your nearest polling location with just your address HERE.
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 begins on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 for the Primary Election. You can request an absentee ballot by filling out an application and returning it to your local County Clerk. Applications can be obtained by:
- You can fill out an application for an absentee ballot online by Clicking Here
- You can also contact your County Clerk’s Office in person, phone, mail or email
- Or you can download an Absentee Ballot Application here and mail it or hand deliver it to your County Clerk’s Office
Voters can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 primary election from their county clerk through Thursday, May 28, 2020. Requests must be made by this deadline in order for the absentee ballot to be mailed by the appropriate county clerk in a timely manner. All absentee ballots may be returned to the County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – Election Day.
Last month NMBC reached out to every candidate across the state that was engaged in a primary race. 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 29 question survey that seeks to determine how these candidates would deal with business related issues should they win in their respective districts and move on to represent New Mexicans in Santa Fe. 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. Listed below are the links to view the House and Senate NMBC Scorecards and find out how they did before heading to the polls to cast your vote. Or 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 at your leisure to make the most informed decision.