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Coming Soon: 2020 Democratic National Convention

Tune in August 17-20 as we nominate Joe Biden at the 2020 Democratic National Convention!

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Click to see the schedule in full:

Democratic National Convention Schedule (August 17-20)


Key Dates for the 2020 General Election

The 2020 General Election is only 83 days away! Let’s get ready. By now some of you will have received an absentee voting application. You do NOT need a reason to vote absentee. Here are some key dates to know for the election lead-up:

September 14, 2020

October 6, 2020

  • Clerks begin mailing absentee ballots to voters who have requested them.
  • Books close for online and paper voter registration.
  • Absentee Voting Begins
  • In-person Absentee Voting and Same Day Registration (SDR) begin at Clerk’s Annex (Oct. 6-16, 2020, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

October 17-31, 2020Early Voting and SDR (Click for locations) M-S, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 20, 2020 – Deadline for clerk to receive a mailed absentee ballot application

October 27, 2020 – Recommended final day for voter to mail absentee ballot

November 3, 2020 – Election Day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Click for information on Military/Overseas Voting, Election Board (poll workers), Student Election Clerks and Third Party Voter Registration Agents. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit the Newsroom.


Voter Registration Agent Training


The Bernalillo County Clerk announced a new on-line VRA Training program which is available until September 13, 2020. If you know any friends who want to become VRAs, this is a great way to get the training. Here’s the link to sign up for a class: http://www.bernco.gov/clerk/third-party-registration-agents.aspx

Online tools for voters
Yes, Voter Registration activities have been severely curtailed! But, thankfully we have on-line tools available to help our friends and family register to vote or update their voter registration information. Go to the Secretary of States website for all things relating to voter registration: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information/


Call for VIDA Volunteers

VIDA: Volunteers for Immigrants in Detention-Albuquerque (formerly Civic ABQ) seeks to ease isolation for those in detention.  Learn more at www.abqvida.org.  Sign up to write to someone in detention here. If you know an immigrant in detention who would like to receive letters, let us know here. Contact us at abqvida@gmail.com.  During this pandemic, we are not able to visit our friends in detention, so we are focusing on writing letters.  Anyone, anywhere can get involved!  Join us in showing those in detention that they are not forgotten.


Get Tested

If you are feeling sick with any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been in contact with an infected person, you can get tested for the virus.

Those without insurance can go to a New Mexico Public Health Office to get tested at no cost. Locations are listed here: https://www.nmhealth.org/location/public/#Bernalillo

There are various sites throughout Bernalillo County and the State that offer testing services. Once you find your site, you may pre-register for testing by going here: https://cvtestreg.nmhealth.org/

You can find all sites (both public and private) in Bernalillo County by going here: https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html

Albuquerque testing sites are here:

A graphic featuring a list of testing sites and hours. Additional testing sites are available. Visit cv.nmhealth.org then click "Where to Get Tested?" for a searchable list of locations. Remember to call the testing site ahead of time for details, including testing criteria. Please note that testing sites and hours are subject to change. Reminder: Bring snacks & water if you go for testing as lines have been long.

New Mexico’s Delegation to the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Our delegates have been chosen. To view the full list, click here.


Storehouse New Mexico Needs Volunteers

The Storehouse New Mexico food pantry is desperate for volunteers to sort and pack food boxes for distribution. Any amount of time is welcome. Bring your own mask, gloves provided.

Storehouse New Mexico 505-842-6491
106 Broadway SE
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How to Show Support for the Black Community in Albuquerque

Here you’ll find some suggestions on local and national ways to support communities impacted by police violence along with a list of local Black owned businesses in Albuquerque. This list is by no means exhaustive, and the road to reform goes far beyond financial support. However, it is a good place to start.