The Alibi Guide to Rocking the Bernalillo County Vote
Everything you ever wanted to know about voting in 2014 but were afraid to ask
Pro-tip: The hottest election day accessories are an informed understanding of candidates' platforms and records, bond questions, constitutional amendments and advisory questions. Democracy is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and—speaking of modern convenience—your presence is requested in the voting booth, burqueñas y burqueños. We here at the Alibi hope to encourage and empower you to cast your ballot. With options like early voting (until Nov. 1), there’s really no excuse for dereliction of your electoral duty. Read on for 2014 Election Guide coverage of gubernatorial and other key races and translations of ballot-speak on proposed amendments and advisory questions.
Democracy is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and—speaking of modern convenience—your presence is requested in the voting booth, burqueñas y burqueños.
Propaganda’s a no-no
When getting your vote on, don’t rock anything resembling “campaign materials.” Think buttons, stickers or t-shirts shouting candidates' names and endorsements on other ballot items. Similarly, displaying literature that endorses a candidate or yes/no vote is strictly verboten. Here’s what you can/should bring: your sample ballot, a candidate/
There’s an app for that
Access info about your registration, eligibility status, precinct number and Election Day voting location info at app.bernco.gov/
ID (probably) not required
Nuevomexicano voters have no reason to worry about voting machine glitches and vulnerabilities; all the votes in our state are cast by paper ballot. If you're a newly registered voter—who didn't include a photocopy of photo ID with mail-in registration forms—you will need an ID to vote. But the vast majority of voters are not required to show any form of ID. Simply state your name, address and date of birth and get your democratic duty on. For new New Mexico voters, acceptable forms of identification range from traditional (read: driver's licenses, IDs) to alternative (read: a bank statement or utility bill showing name and address).
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