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Absentee Voting

Information about absentee voting.

2017 Municipal Election Absentee Information

All registered voters within the Albuquerque city limits may request an Absentee Ballot by completing an Absentee Application and mailing it to the Office of the City Clerk. The Absentee Application must be received by the Office of the City Clerk by 5 p.m. Sept. 29, 2017 in order to receive an Absentee Ballot. Remember, actual Absentee Ballots will not be issued/mailed out until Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017 per the City of Albuquerque Election Code. 

  • You have three options to submit an absentee application:
  • Your Absentee Application can be folded, taped and mailed to the Office of the City Clerk; or folded and placed into an envelope and mailed to the Office of the City Clerk. 
  • The instructions for filling out the form and mailing the form in are located on the Absentee Application itself. 
  • Once the application has been received the application will be validated to ensure that the applicant is a qualified and registered voter within the City of Albuquerque. 
  • Absentee Ballots will begin to be issued/mailed out on Friday, August 29, 2017.
  • Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for questions or concerns. 

Please ensure all name and contact information is up-to-date with the Bernalillo County Clerk and that you sign your application. 


Absentee ballot must be received at the City Clerk's office no later than 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 2017.

Invalid Applications

Applications not filled out completely and without signatures will be deemed invalid.