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The League's Mission:
Education and Advocacy

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We encourage you to become a member!

Past Voters' Guides now Online

In case you want to check out candidates' previous responses or just review the issues and offices in past elections, the PDFs from the League's Voters' Guides from 2005 to 2013 are now online! Check out the Elections page, in the left side navigation panel.

Voter Registration Misinformation

The Bernalillo County Clerk's office has received many complaints recently regarding third party voter registration agents at locations across Albuquerque, including the Biopark and some Wal-Mart stores. According to the complaints

Providing false information intentionally to potential voters is a serious issue. You can get correct information by contacting the Bernalillo County Clerk's office at 468-1291 or their website at bernco.gov/clerk/.

Fall General Election

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On November 4, there will be an election for Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and additional statewide offices. Voters will also choose US Congresspeople, a US Senator, all New Mexico House members, and many county and judicial offices. There will probably also be bond and other ballot issues. For additional details - who's running, where can I vote, etc. - see the League's Election page.

Join the League!
or Renew Your Membership

October was membership renewal time, but it's never too late to join. Now you can pay online! Check out the new Join Us page. You can pay online via Paypal or your credit card, or print out a copy of the membership application and mail in your check in the traditional way.

 

August Unit Meetings

The only meetings in August are the Luncheon Meeting on Thursday, August 14 and the new West Side Unit on Tuesday, August 19.

Meetings are open to the public. Bring a friend!


Luncheon Meeting, Thursday August 14, 11:45am

      at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul NE
Project ECHO is an improvement on traditional telemedicine. Developed by the UNM School of Medicine, ECHO links the patient and their local provider with teams of specialists who are not available locally. This also lets the local doctor gain skills and knowledge.

Reservations are required. Call 505-884-8441 to reserve your place. The luncheon cost has increased to $17 for members and $20 for non-members. A vegetarian meal is available upon request - be sure to specify your meal choice when you call in your reservation. The deadline is August 11, Monday, preferably before 10am.



 

August Voter Online

The August 2014 Voter is now online. Contents include, but are not limited to, a review of APD Forward from President Andrea Targhetta, notice of the September Concurrence on the State League's new draft Natural Resources position, reports from the Mental Health study committee, a book review of Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty, a report from Voter Services, and an update on misinformation being spread by certain third party voter registrars. Check it out!

You can view or download back issues of the Voter all the way back to 2005 by going to the Newsletters page.

Spring La Palabra Online

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La Palabra, the newsletter of the State League, is posted online at the Newsletters page. The most recent issue is the Spring 2014 issue (PDF). It features information for this year's state Council meeting and much more. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

2014 Who's Who and Voters' Key Available

The popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them, has been updated to reflect the results of the November general election and other changes that took place in 2013. Download a copy here. Hardcopies are available at libraries and the League office. The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c) organization).

The 2013-4 Voters Key, a publication of the state League, is available as well at libraries, the League offices throughout the state, and online. (PDF format, 207 KB). The Voters Key is a publication of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico Education Fund, a 503(c) organization.