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APS / CNM Bond Election Feb 2, 2016
two new early voting sites added for last week of early voting

Early voting is already underway in the bond election for $575,000,000 in capital improvement bonds for the Albuquerque Public Schools and associated Charter Schools, and for the Central New Mexico Community College. The APS school districts consume the entire county of Bernalillo, as well as the Village of Corrales. The CNM districts span across both Bernalillo and Sandoval (City of Rio Rancho) counties. Any registered voter in these districts is eligible to vote in the election. To check your registration status and download a sample ballot, see

For additional details, see

Early Voting through Jan 30

There are five SEVEN early voting locations, listed below. Early voting will be available Tuesday through Friday from 7am to 5pm, Saturdays from 8am to 2pm, through January 30.

APS/CNM Early Voting locations
APS City Center6400 Uptown Blvd NE, Albuquerque 87110
APS Lincoln Complex915 Locust St SE, Albuquerque 87106
RFK Charter School4300 Blake St SW, Albuquerque 87121
CNM Main Campus1401 Basehart Rd SE, Albuquerque 87106
CNM Montoya Campus4700 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, 87111
Don Newton-Taylor Ranch Community Center4900 Kachina St. NW 87120
AMREP Southwest Building333 NM-528, Rio Rancho 87124

Election Day Feb 2, 2016

Voting Convenience Centers will be used for this election. There will be 30, throughout Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties; regardless of your county, you can vote at any of them. For a map and detailed list of locations, see

Los Ranchos de Alburquerque Municipal Election March 1, 2016

The Village of Los Ranchos de Alburquerque will be holding an election on March 1, 2016 Tuesday to elect a Mayor and two Trustees to four year terms. For additional information, contact the village clerk at

Important Dates

Candidates, Los Ranchos municipal election


Trustee - 2 positions

Rio Rancho Municipal Election March 1

The City of Rio Rancho will be having an election on Tuesay, March 1 to elect three City Councilors (districts 1, 4, and 6), as well as decide on a bond issue and eleven (11) proposed Amendments to the City Charter. For details, see

You must be registered to vote in Rio Rancho before Feb 2, 2016.

Early Voting

Early voting will be available from Feb 10 - Feb 26, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm at these locations:

Absentee Voting

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained only from the Office of the City Clerk at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. All applications for an absentee ballot must be completed and accepted by the City Clerk prior to 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2016.

The City Clerk will accept completed absentee ballots delivered by mail, in person by the voter casting the absentee ballot, by a member of the voter’s immediate family, or by the caregiver to the voter until 7 p.m. on March 1, 2016.

Absentee ballots may be marked in person in the Office of the City Clerk at Rio Rancho City Hall during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Jan. 26, 2016 through Feb. 26, 2016.

Election Day Voting

Voters on Election Day (March 1, 2016) will be able to cast their ballot at any of the four polling locations, or voting convenience centers, that will be available. Voting convenience center locations on Election Day will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include:


Only registered voters from these City Council Districts will be able to vote for their respective City Council seat. Each City Council position has a 4-year term.

Bond Issue

*All of the city's qualified resident and nonresident registered voters are eligible to vote on this bond question.

"Shall the City of Rio Rancho issue up to $9,000,000 of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from property taxes, for the purpose of designing, constructing, repairing, preserving, rehabilitating, enhancing and otherwise improving roads?"

City Charter Amendments

All of the city's registered voters are eligible to vote on the Proposition questions.

Amendments proposed for the Rio Rancho City Charter can be viewed at

Voting Information


Now, you can register to vote or update your registration on line! Here's how to get more details about registering to vote:


Is identification required when I register?

You need to present identification when you register to vote only if you are registering for the first time in your county and you register by mail. If you do not submit the proper identification, you will be asked to provide it before you vote in your first election. Accepted identification if you are registering for the first time by mail includes a copy of any current and valid photo ID, a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or any other government document that shows your current and valid name and address.

What identification is required when I vote?

The voters of Albuquerque passed an amendment to the Election Code of the Albuquerque City Charter on October 4, 2005, that requires voters in a city election to provide a photo identification card prior to voting.

The identification requirements are as follows:

  1. When a voter approaches the Election Clerks at the polling place, the voter must identify himself or herself by stating his/her name.
  2. The Election Clerks will locate the voter's name in the election rolls, and ask the voter for one identification card containing the voter's name and photograph.
  3. The photo identification may include, but is not limited to, any of the following types of cards:
    • issued by a government agency (e.g., passport, city/county/state/federal ID badge, state identification card)
    • driver's license
    • student identification card
    • commercial transaction card such as a credit or debit card
    • insurance card
    • union card
    • professional association card
    • photo identification card issued by the City Clerk (only issued when other photo ID is unavailable).

This list is not exclusive. If the voter is able to present an identification card that contains the voter's picture and name he/she should be issued a regular ballot.

What if I do not have Photo Identification?

If the voter is unable to provide a photo identification card, he or she is still allowed to vote on a provisional ballot. The voter will be given a provisional ballot to complete, and it will be placed in an envelope and returned to the City Clerk's office. The voter then must come in person to the Clerk's office within 10 days with photo identification that will allow the Clerk to determine if he/she is the actual voter.


You can avoid the rush and vote before Election Day by mailing in an absentee ballot, voting early in person in the City Clerk's office, or by voting at any of the Early Voting sites.


Any person qualified to vote may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee voting does not require photo ID. Apply by phone by calling 311, or by mail for an absentee ballot to the Albuquerque City Clerk's office, 600 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The City Clerk's office will verify the application information and mail your absentee ballot to you. Friday, October 4, is the last day the City Clerk's office will mail out absentee ballots. The ballot contains instructions for completion and return.

Your completed ballot must be received in the City Clerk's office no later than 7:00 p.m., on Election Day, Tuesday, October 8. Absentee ballot packets delivered in person to the City Clerk's office must be delivered by the voter or by members of the voter's immediate family. Immediate family means spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters.

Be sure to read and follow the instructions on your absentee ballot! In a recent Albuquerque election, ballots were rejected (not counted) when voters failed to sign the inner envelope containing their ballots. Information on the inner envelope is not visible when the ballot is mailed. It is only seen by the City Clerk's staff, who use this information to verify that the ballot was sent in by a registered voter, and to check the voter's name off as having voted. The inner envelope is then separated from the ballot, so that no record will be kept of how you voted.


Voters are obligated to report voting offenses to the City Clerk or the District Attorney. Voting offenses are: