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Expanded Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

1:18 PM
Floyd E. Vasquez, O (505) 468-1222, C (505) 250-0904 - fevasquez@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover announces the beginning of expanded early voting and same day registration for the 2020 General Election.

“Starting tomorrow and continuing through Oct. 31, 18 voting convenience centers will be open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,” says Clerk Linda Stover. “Voters may cast a ballot in-person or hand deliver their completed absentee ballot. There is also same day registration at 7 of these locations. Visit BerncoVotes.org for details.”

Eighteen early voting convenience centers will be open Oct. 17-31, 2020. Most locations are open Mon. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The election is being conducted in accordance with a state public health emergency order designed to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 through in-person voting. Poll workers are wearing personal protective equipment and all voters must wear a mask and comply with social distancing protocols.

Absentee voters are urged to complete their ballot according to the instructions and return by mail or hand delivery as soon as possible. Absentee ballots may be hand delivered to any voting convenience center. There is also an outdoor absentee ballot drop box outside One Civic Plaza at 5th and Marquette available Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 20. The final day to mail a completed absentee ballot is Oct. 27. After that hand delivery is recommended.

It is not too late to register to vote and cast a ballot in the 2020 election. Same day registration is available at 7 early voting convenience centers.

Please visit BerncoVotes.org for trusted information on elections and voting in Bernalillo County, including a page with answers to frequently asked questions. The Clerk’s Office may be contacted by phone at 505-243-VOTE (8683) or email clerk@bernco.gov. You’re also invited to follow the Clerk’s Office on Facebook and Twitter.

For statewide elections and voting information, please visit the NM Voter Information Portal at NMVote.org.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

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