Information for Voters

Information for voters participating in Albuquerque City elections.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the next election? There will be two elections in Albuquerque in 2021. The first is for the Congressional District 1 seat and that election will be held on June 1, 2021. The second is the Regular Local Election that will elect a Mayor, and Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. This election will be held on November 2, 2021.
  • 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: www.berncovotes.org.
  • 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 www.nmvote.org, you can also go into any early vote location, or election day polling location and register and vote on the same day. To register to vote using Same Day Registration, you will need to bring a photo ID. For more information on Same Day registration, visit bernco.gov/clerk/same-day-registration.
  • 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 www.nmvote.org or reaching out to the Bernalillo County Clerk’s office at www.berncovotes.org
  • Do I need an excuse to request an absentee ballot? No. New Mexico does not require an excuse to request an absentee ballot.

 

2021 Candidates

 

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.