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The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Bureau of Elections (BOE) understands the significance of our electorate and reaches out to ensure residents of Bernalillo County register to vote and learn about how to become a poll official.

In addition, the BOE works with high schools to teach our youth about the election process, and promote civic involvement through the Student Election Clerk Program

The BOE helps train organizations and individuals in Bernalillo County as Third Party Agent Registrants to support the County Clerk’s effort to reach residents by registering to vote. The BOE is committed to active participation of our constituency in the programs described below.

Community Events

The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office regularly participates in community events. Staff members will provide on-the-spot answers to a wide variety of questions about voter registration and elections.

A visit to an outreach booth may include:

  • New voter registration
  • Update voter registration record (party affiliation, address, name, etc.
  • Election information
  • Absentee Ballot Applications
  • Poll Official and Student Election Clerk information
  • Mock elections and voting equipment demonstrations

If you or your group would like the County Clerk’s Office to participate in an upcoming community event, please contact Voter Outreach at 468-1291, option 6; or email clerk@bernco.gov.

Third Party Registration Agent Training

The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Bureau of Elections conducts Third Party Registration Agent Training for individuals or groups wishing to register potential voters or assist a voter in changes to their voter registration record.

Third Party Registration Agent Trainings are held the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month. Special trainings can be coordinated offsite for groups of 10 or more. Contact the Clerk’s Office at (505) 468-1291, Option 6 or email clerk@bernco.gov to register for an upcoming training class.

Third Party Agents are individuals who solicit and provide assistance to another person in the completion of a Voter Registration Form. Third Party Agents help fulfill an important role as partners in our outreach effort.

Message to 3rd Party Voter Registration Agents Regarding Interview Requests

The Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Suzanne Prescott and Ariel Bickel to complete “The Voter Registration Agent Interview Study” through one-on-one interviews with 3rd party voter registration agents (VRAs) in Bernalillo County.

All interviewers, who are also VRAs, are reaching out to past and current VRAs by telephone or email. If you are contacted by a fellow VRA requesting an interview, please take a few minutes to speak with them. Your answers will help us to provide you with the best possible support and assistance in the future as we continue to look for ways to improve this important program.

As a VRA, your value to voters and the elections process in Bernalillo County is tremendous and we sincerely thank you for your service.

If you would like more information, you may contact Suzanne Prescott by calling (505) 234-6086 or emailing her at: suz.prescott@gmail.com.

Election Services

Election services are available through the County Clerk’s Office. These services include: the use of voting systems, such as ballot printing, programming and tabulation. Schools, unions, co-ops, neighborhood associations, small districts/businesses and political parties within Bernalillo County who hold elections for officers or board members may apply.

Services are subject to blackout periods, usually two (2) months before and one (1) month following any Bernalillo County election. Fees are assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the complexity of the election services needed.

If you are interested in this service, contact the Bureau of Elections Administrator at (505) 468-1291 for details or email: clerk@bernco.gov.

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Upcoming Events
  • Clerk’s Office staff will be present at the Black Expo Career Fair to provide information about how to become a poll official or a 3rd party voter registration agent. They will also be available to help eligible individuals register to vote and answer any questions related to voting and elections in Bernalillo County.
    Location:
    African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall, Expo NM Fairgrounds
    310 San Pedro Dr. NE
    Albuquerque, NM
    87108

  • Please click on the attachment below for the meeting notice/agenda.
    Location:
    Vincent E. Griego Chambers
    One Civic Plaza NW
    Albuquerque, NM
    87102

  • Location:
    Expo NM
    300 San Pedro Dr NE
    Albuquerque, NM
    87108

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