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12/27/2019

Clerk to Absentee Voters: Return Application Now

The Clerk’s Office will begin mailing absentee ballots on Oct. 6, 2020.

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Clerk Urges Participation in National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22

BernCo Clerk Linda Stover is among the thousands of election officials across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a civic holiday that aims to help all eligible voters participate in our democracy.

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Michelle Kavanaugh Joins Clerk’s Office as Deputy Clerk

Clerk Linda Stover announces the hire of Michelle Kavanaugh as Deputy Clerk, Recording & Filing.

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  • The Bernalillo County Clerk's Office will begin mailing absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election to voters who have requested them on October 6, 2020. Voters are encouraged to complete the ballot in a timely fashion, insert it in the envelope, sign and enter last 4 digits under the privacy flap, and seal the envelope. Thereafter, the absentee ballot may be mailed (up until Oct. 27) or hand delivered to a Voting Convenience Center. More info: http://www.bernco.gov/clerk/absentee-voting.aspx
    Time:
    10/6/2020 12:00 AM

  • Early Voting (also known as In-person absentee voting) and Same Day Voter Registration will take place from October 6-16, 2020 at the Clerk's Annex (1500 Lomas Blvd NW) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters may vote in-person or drop off their completed absentee ballot. Same Day
    Location:
    Clerk's Annex, 1500 Lomas NW, Suite A
    Time:
    10/6/2020 8:00 AM - 10/16/2020 5:00 PM

  • Early Voting (also known as In-person absentee voting) and Same Day Voter Registration will take place from October 6-16, 2020 at the Clerk's Annex (1500 Lomas Blvd NW) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters may vote in-person or drop off their completed absentee ballot. Same Day
    Location:
    Clerk's Annex, 1500 Lomas NW, Suite A
    Time:
    10/7/2020 8:00 AM - 10/17/2020 5:00 PM

The Clerk's Office is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Reach the Recording & Filing department at 505-468-1290, Bureau of Elections at 505-243-VOTE, or email clerk@bernco.gov.

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News Links:

Bernalillo County putting interactive civics lessons online for students (KRQE)
NM voter turnout hits ‘historic’ percentage level (ABQ Journal)
About 1.3K NM ballots arrive too late to count (ABQ Journal)
Absentee counting took extra time (ABQ Journal)
Bernalillo County voters overcome new challenges at the polls (KOAT)
Late delivery of NM mail ballots feared (ABQ Journal)
Clerk's Office taking precautions for early voting in NM primary elections (KRQE)
New Mexico voters turning to absentee ballots (ABQ Journal)
NM high court rejects petition for mail election (ABQ Journal)
NM Supreme Court Hearing on Primary Election Procedures (NM PBS)
New Mexico Supreme Court to consider mail-in election petition (SF NewMexican)
Bernalillo County clerk urges residents to vote absentee in June 2nd primary (KRQE)
Voting process of NM primary election still up in the air (KOB)

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Recent News Releases
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