Information for Voters

Information for voters participating in Albuquerque City elections.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the next election? The Regular Local Election will elect a Mayor, and Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. This election will be held on November 2, 2021. There will also be important Bond items on this ballot. To view a sample ballot, visit
  • Will early voting be available? Yes. Early voting will be available. For all early voting days and locations, please visit the Bernalillo County website here:
  • Do I need to be registered before I go to vote? No. Though you can get registered or check your registration prior to voting by visiting, you can also go into any early vote location and register and vote on the same day. Please note that same day voter registration is not available on Election Day. For more information on Same Day registration, visit
  • Do I need to show identification to be able to vote? No. New Mexico state statute allows an individual to verbally identify themselves at the polling location. You can show a photo id for identification if you choose to, but you are not required to. However, a photo identification may be required if you are a first-time voter who registered to vote by mail.
  • Why don’t I need to show Voter ID when I vote anymore? In 2018 the Albuquerque City Council approved and Mayor Keller signed the ordinance that opted the City of Albuquerque into the Local Election Act. This measure shifted the management of local elections to the Bernalillo County Clerk and the local elections are now governed by state statute.
  • How do I request an absentee ballot? You can request an absentee ballot by visiting or reaching out to the Bernalillo County Clerk’s office at
  • Do I need an excuse to request an absentee ballot? No. New Mexico does not require an excuse to request an absentee ballot.

How to Vote in the Regular Local Election

2021 Candidates


2021 Ballot Questions


Voter Registration

Voter Registration is conducted and maintained by the Bernalillo County Clerk (505) 243-VOTE (8683).


Remember: If you have moved, completed a legal name change, or changed your party affiliation, you need to update your voter registration with the County Clerk.