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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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
- Clerk’s Office mails an absentee ballot application to all registered voters. Please check your voter registration and update if necessary.
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 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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:
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.
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.