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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!

Upcoming Primary Election

Your Vote Counts

June 7th, Tuesday, is the date of the Primary for the General Election in New Mexico. This is the election where the political parties that will be fielding candidates in the General Election in November choose their candidates for the November ballot. Only contests where there are two or more candidates of the same party competing for the same position will be on the ballot (so it'll be a pretty small one, particularly when compared with the November ballot.) Each party will have its own ballot, and only voters who are registered under that Party can vote. This year, that means Republicans and Democrats. For additional details and dates, please see the Elections page.

NOTE! You can now register to vote or amend your registration online! Just visit the Secretary of State's page. The deadline for the June 7 Primary is May 10.


US Senator Tom Udall

Call to Annual Meeting
no Unit meetings in May

Saturday, May 7, 2016
at the MCM Eleganté Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE

Speaker: US Senator Tom Udall
"Campaign Finance Reform and March 2016 Legislation

Everyone is encouraged to attend the annual meeting! New officers will be elected, we will review bylaws and positions, and at the end, US Senator Tom Udall will speak on Campaign Finance Reform and March 2016 Legislation. Ordinarily, we don't encourage non-members to come to Annual Meeting, but this year, due to our prestigious speaker Senator Udall, we encourage you to get your friends to sign up for the post-meeting Brunch, so they can hear the Senator. The deadline for getting in reservations ($20, whether a member or not) is May 2, Monday.

Schedule of Events
Business Meeting9:30-11:30am
Brunch (reservations required)11:30am


Protecting your right to vote since 1920

2016 Who's Who

The recently updated and always popular Who's Who, listing all your elected officials and how to contact them is available at libraries, multigenerational centers, the League office, and online (PDF form). The Who's Who is a publication of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico Education Fund (a 503(c) organization).

If you would like to help finance the Who's Who, please consider a contribution to the League's Education Fund. We would be most grateful!

Join the League!
or Renew Your Membership

October is membership renewal time, but it's always a good time to join the League of Women Voters! And 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.

April and May Voters Online

The April 2016 This is the big Annual Meeting issue, which you should have received by mail. Bring it with you to the Annual Meeting! If you've already misplaced your copy, now you can print out a fresh one!

Also, the May 2016 Voter is now online as well! It includes information on US Senator Tom Udall's address at Annual Meeting May 7, news about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a thanks to Sutin, Thayer, and Browne, where the LWVCNM Board has held their monthly meetings for many years, Bernalillo County Home Rule to be on the November ballot, and a book review of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary. 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 2016 issue (PDF). This is the LWVNM Council issue. Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!