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An absentee ballot may be cast by any eligible voter.

Absentee voting is governed under the Absent Voter Act (Chapter 1, Article 6 NMSA 1978)

Requesting an absentee ballot

The Clerk's Office will mail an absentee ballot application to all registered voters in Bernalillio County on September 14, 2020. Please check your voter registration now to ensure all info is correct. If the name and address on your voter registration is correct, you do not need to do anything to receive an absentee ballot application. If you don't want to wait, however, please select an option below.

  • Download the absentee ballot application here. Print, complete and mail it to our office. 
  • Request an application by email. Send your request to clerk@bernco.gov and an application will be mailed to you.
  • Request an application by phone by calling (505) 243-VOTE (8683) option 2 and it will be mailed to you. 
  • Starting in several weeks, voters will be able to complete an absentee ballot application online on the New Mexico Voter Information Portal at NMVote.org.  
    • You must have a NM driver's license to use this option. 

Deadline to submit absentee ballot application by mail

  • For the November 3, 2020 General Election, mailed absentee ballot applications must be received by the Clerk's Office by Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Please call (505) 243-VOTE (8683) with any questions regarding absentee voting in Bernalillo County.


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