Today, it’s your Burqueño right and responsibility to choose the mayor, approve or disapprove some bonds, and possibly select a councilor for your district. Polls stay open until 7pm, and you can vote at any of them. The city’s even provided a map of polling locations that includes wait times.
Remember, for city elections, an ID is required. According to the city’s website, though, they’re pretty liberal about what constitutes voter identification:
• Government-issued card containing the voter's name and photo
• Driver's license
• Student identification card
• Credit or debit card
• Insurance card
• Union membership card
• Professional association card
• City Clerk-issued identification
• Other membership cards with the voter's name and photo
It’s certainly nice to see that if you’re one of the folks who could be negatively impacted by a voter ID law, you can at least present your Costco card in lieu of a driver’s license.
Municipal elections aren’t the sexiest of the elections (and that’s really saying something), but they represent a chance for normal people like you and me to have a say in what happens close to home. Take a few minutes to vote today and you’ll be justified in complaining about the results for the next 364.
Help Albuquerque Pride and the Alibi select this year’s OUTstanding nominees in 22 categories, including Bar or Nightclub, Bartender, Restaurant, Hair Salon, Drag Queen, DJ, Performer, LGBTQ Leader and Straight Ally. Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 30. Vote here!
The 2011 OUTstanding Awards show is scheduled for March 11. Last year’s event was smashing good fun. For a quick recap and the 2010 winners, click here.