Information about absentee voting.
Absentee Ballot Requests
To request an Absentee Ballot Application, contact the City Clerk.
For the 2013 Regular Municipal Election, applications are mailed starting July 1, 2013.
Absentee Ballot Applications
The Office of the City Clerk can only process Applications for Absentee Ballots from the form approved by the Clerk.
The only third parties authorized to provide Applications are:
- Bernalillo County Clerk
- Candidates on the ballot and their representatives
Voting by Absentee Ballot
The Office of the City Clerk follows the absentee voting procedures outlined by state and local law.
To vote absentee:
- The voter must contact the Office of the City Clerk and request an application for an absentee ballot.
All individuals wishing to vote absentee must request an application for absentee ballot.
The auto voter list is no longer available.
- The Office of the City Clerk processes requests for applications for absentee ballots and mails applications several months prior to Election Day.
- Voters must complete the application and return it to the City Clerk on or before the last day the Clerk may issue an absentee ballot.
The City Clerk will reject any application that doesn't include the voter's full date of birth.
- The City Clerk processes applications and mails absentee ballots to eligible voters 35 days before Election Day.
Absentee Ballot Deadline
The City Clerk must receive absentee ballots from voters by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
The Clerk accepts absentee ballots by mail or hand delivery in the Office of the City Clerk.
If ballots are hand delivered, it must be received directly from:
- The voter
- The voter's caregiver, or
- A member of the voter's immediate family.
Allow Plenty of Time
The City Clerk encourages all absentee voters to allow plenty of time for the absentee process. The sooner applications are returned, the soon ballots are received.
All absentee ballots require the voter's signature in acknowledgement of the Voter's Oath on the outer mailing envelope.
The Clerk is prohibited from counting unsigned ballots.