election 2010


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Early voting totals

Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver posted the absentee and early voting totals. About 90,000 people in BernCo voted before today, and slightly more Democrats cast their ballots early.

V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010

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The Alibi helps you vote

When are the polls open today?

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How do I find out where to vote on Election Day?

In Bernalillo County, https://www.bernco.gov/wherevote should do the trick. You'll have access to a map and a sample ballot, if you'd like to think things over before you get to your polling location.

How can I tell if I'm registered?

Anyone in the state can look for their registration info at https://voterview.state.nm.us/

Do I have to bring ID to the polls?

First-time voters who registered by mail and didn't submit an ID have to show a current ID. A driver's license, student or tribal ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document will work. Everyone else should only have to state their name, registration address and birth year.

What if I have problems at the polls?

You can call Common Cause New Mexico's election protection hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

When is my absentee ballot due?

It must be in the County Clerk's Office by 7 p.m. on today. Note: That does NOT say it has to be postmarked by Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. It has to actually be there physically. If you fail to mail it in time, you have to hand-deliver it to the County Clerk's Office. In Bernalillo, that's in City Hall (One Civic Plaza NW) on the sixth floor. If you requested a mail-in ballot, you cannot vote at a regular polling location.

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Video: Dianna Duran

We didn’t endorse in the secretary of state race this year. Sen. Dianna Duran came to the Alibi offices with a clear picture of how procedures could be improved in the Secretary of State’s Office. However, she says her No. 1 priority as secretary of state will be implementing voter ID. In our opinion, this could disenfranchise voters and cause even lower voter turnout.

Marisa Demarco

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Video: Mary Herrera

We didn’t endorse in the secretary of state race. Though Democratic incumbent Mary Herrera has years of experience, those years are plagued with Election Day troubles. During our interview, she was able to get into the specifics of the job but didn’t acknowledge problems in her office.

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Not sure who to vote for?

Tomorrow is Election Day, but if you haven’t made up your mind yet about who to send to Congress, try Vote Easy. Type in your ZIP code, answer questions about issues you care about and the site will tell you which candidate most aligns with your beliefs.

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Marisa Demarco

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Video: Dan Houston

We endorsed Dan Houston for Bernalillo County sheriff in 2010. Houston surprised us with his forward-thinking positions, and he seemed like the right kind of guy to boost morale in the department.

Marisa Demarco

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Video: Gary King

We endorsed electing Attorney General Gary King for a second term. During his endorsement interview, he was able to speak at length about the broad topics his office is expected to weigh in on. During his first term, he restored public confidence in the AG’s Office. Here are some clips from our conversation.

Marisa Demarco

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Video: Ray Powell

We endorsed Ray Powell for land commissioner this year. He came to our offices with his passion for the job on full display. Powell’s done the job before: He spent nine years in the post until he was term-limited out in 2002. In these clips, he talks about how powerful New Mexico’s land commissioner is and what’s gone wrong at the Land Office during his absence.

Marisa Demarco

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Video: Diane Denish

We endorsed Lt. Gov. Diane Denish for governor this year. During her endorsement interview, we found her articulate and knowledgeable. She’s familiar with the issues and character of New Mexico. I’ve chosen a few clips from the hour-long interview. Watch this vid and decide for yourself.

Marisa Demarco

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Video: Martin Heinrich

We endorsed Rep. Martin Heinrich for U.S. Congress this year. During his interview in the Alibi offices, he was prepared and talked details about a wide variety of national and local issues. He’s done a lot during his two years in office. I’ve chosen some key moments from the interview and created this vid.

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The Alibi’s 2010 Election Endorsements

Rhetoric in this country has reached a fever pitch. Folks are angry, and they’re scared because money’s tight. That means candidates and campaign topics are as ugly as they’ve ever been. Maybe you started muting the commercials, or maybe you’re house-training your puppy atop the mailers. Who needs the extra stress, right?

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Election 2010

Voter FAQ

When is Election Day?

Tuesday, Nov. 2

When are the polls open?

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How can I tell if I'm registered?

Anyone in the state can look for their registration info at https://voterview.state.nm.us/

How do I find out where to vote?

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Marisa Demarco

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Governor

The Alibi endorses: Diane Denish

Job Description: Executive head of the state. Enforces laws. Appoints officers. Prepares the budget to present to the Legislature.

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U.S. Congress

The Alibi endorses: Martin Heinrich

Job Description: Federal representative for New Mexicans living in the 1st Congressional District. Drafts and votes on legislation.

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Attorney General

The Alibi endorses: Gary King

Job Description: New Mexico’s chief legal representative. Writes advisory letters and opinions. Prosecutes and defends court cases, usually in upper-level state appellate courts.

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