By Lance Chilton Bernalillo County voters will encounter a lengthy list of judicial candidates on the November ballot – 15 positions in all. But it’s not as daunting as may appear:...
LET’S BRING THE CHANGE
New Mexico’s Land Grant Permanent Fund – Its Origin, Current Use, and Future Possibilities
DPBC is proud to present this compelling discussion with:
- Commissioner of Public Lands, Stephanie Garcia
- Senator Linda Lopez, SD 11
- Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, HD 16
- Rep. Javier Martínez, HD 11
Don’t just sit. Commit!
With the election coming ever closer, now is the time for ACTION. Organizers in and around Bernalillo County are setting up phone banking, text banking, networking, and other ways to help get out the vote.
Click here to list yourself as ready to volunteer, and work for victory in November.
Your vote is your voice. Make sure to be heard!
In this time of pandemic uncertainty, many of us have questions about the upcoming election – especially how and when voting will take place. Here are important answers for voters in Bernalillo County.
Absentee Voting. The County Clerk’s Office will mail an absentee ballot application to all registered voters in Bernalillo County on September 14, 2020. You should check your voter registration now to ensure all info is correct. If the name and address on your voter registration are correct, you do not need to do anything to receive an absentee ballot application. If you don’t want to wait, however, select an option below:
- Download the absentee ballot application here. Print, complete and mail to the County Clerk’s office.
- Request an application by email. Send your request to email@example.com, and an application will be mailed to you.
- Request an application by phone at (505) 243-VOTE (8683) option 2, and it will be mailed to you.
- Voters are also able to complete an absentee ballot application online on the New Mexico Voter Information Portal at NMVote.org. (You must have a New Mexico driver’s license to use this option.)
Note: If you are among those who received an application for an absentee ballot in the mail from an NPO called Center for Voter Information, it’s okay to fill out and send in. But the fastest, easiest and most reliable route is directly through the County Clerk’s office. Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover explains here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=214390209973282
Know how, when, where to vote – even check results. The Bernalillo County Clerk’s office has a wealth of information to offer. From checking your precinct to training to work the polls, to seeing final ballot counts, and much more, the “Elections” page on the Clerk’s website is the place to go. https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/bureau-of-elections-overview.aspx
Further questions? Answers are only a phone call away — at the DPNM ELECTION HOTLINE
The Democratic Party of New Mexico has a new hotline where you can ask questions and get immediate answers about:
- Requesting an Absentee Ballot
Call Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00, to speak with a DPNM team member (in English or Spanish). After business hours, you can leave a message.
Here’s another excellent NM voters’ resource — via YouTube.
Candidate Focus 2020: Who’s in the running and what’s at stake
See and connect with all the Dems running for office on the fall ballot, from D.C. to county commissions. Read feature articles* on NM Democrats working to hold or capture seats against strong Republican opposition. Be in the know about who to vote for and where to volunteer. Click here.
*Note: Published every Friday in our newsletter, now through early fall. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe.
New Mexico at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Many of us tuned in to watch events unfold at the Democratic National Convention, August 17- 20. From Michele Obama’s opening night speech, through the role call across America, to Joe Biden’s inspiring acceptance, there were innumerable moments and speakers to move us. Among them, were uplifting appearancess by New Mexico’s Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Rep. Deb Haaland. If you missed these two important leaders speaking proudly for all of us — or just want to see and hear them again — here are links to both:
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Rep. Deb Halland
Democratic vision, Democratic values
We stand with Democrats across New Mexico in our belief that every person matters. We believe all citizens should have an equal voice in how we as a people are governed, without undue influence by rich and powerful special interests.
We work for the 99%, and affirm the ties that bind us together as one human family.
These beliefs and many more important principles are presented in the Platform of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, which we fully support.
Affordable, high-quality pre-K through college education is a basic right.
Regardless of their circumstances, everyone in New Mexico and the U.S. should have access to comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care.
Services must include comprehensive behavioral health services, reproductive care, access to birth control, quality prenatal and postpartum care, and abortion care.
We believe that comprehensive reform is needed to provide an immigration system that is humane and non-discriminatory.
Families must be kept together.
We recognize that unions contribute to building a stronger middle class, and support their critical role in fighting for living wages, fair work rules and hiring practices, and safe working conditions.
Democrats pledge to fulfill, honor, and strengthen to the highest extent possible the United States’ fundamental trust responsibility to Indigenous Peoples, as provided in the Constitution, treaties, and case law.
Our country has a sacred, moral responsibility to honor all of our veterans and wounded warriors.
The party that passed the G.I. Bill of Rights will always work to protect the benefits our veterans and their families have earned in service to our nation.
We recognize that violence against women and girls is an epidemic, and stand firm in the need for a societal shift and the prosecution of perpetrators.
Democrats are pro-choice.