This is important. Voting is one of our most-cherished rights as Americans, but with COVID19 impacting every aspect of our lives, we have to plan now to ensure that we can safely cast a ballot in the June 2 primary election.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to stay safe and exercise your right: voting by absentee ballot.
This year, the Bernalillo County Clerk will be mailing an absentee ballot application to every eligible voter in the county. To request an absentee ballot to vote safely by mail, you just need to fill out the application and return it by May 28. Then, an absentee ballot will be sent to you that you can complete and mail in with your choices in key elections—like Bernalillo County Commission District 3.
You can also request a ballot online so you don’t have to wait to get an application in the mail. Follow this link to request your absentee ballot today!
I’ll be voting absentee, and I hope you will too.
Yes, in-person voting will still be an option in the June 2 primary—and I’ll be sure to get you information on when and where to vote. But, to be safe, request an absentee ballot today. You can vote from the convenience and safety of your home and return your ballot by mail, in keeping with all recommended social distancing guidelines.
Now, more than ever, we need strong leadership in all our elected offices, leaders who share our values and represent the lived experiences of our communities. By ensuring that you have a plan to safely vote absentee in the June 2 primary election, you will ensure not only that your voice will be heard on Election Day, but also every day if I am elected to represent you on the Bernalillo County Commission.
I hope that you and yours are safe and healthy. Together, we will get through this difficult time and we will work together to make our communities even stronger.
Once you’ve requested an absentee ballot online, be sure to share the link with at least three friends or family members! The more people who participate in our elections, the stronger our democratic process is—and the more responsive and community-based our leaders are!