primary election guide


V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012

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Early Voting Ends Tomorrow!

It’s getting down to the wire to vote in the primary. Unsure about who’s running and what their platforms consist of? Check out our user-friendly election guide, which you can even personalize and access with your smartphone.

My Vote Centers will be open throughout Bernalillo County from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, June 2. Stop in at the most convenient location to cast your ballot. An additional list of early voting locations can be found here. For additional information, call the County Clerk at 243-VOTE (8683).

The last day to vote in the primary is Tuesday, June 5. So far voter turnout has been thin; don’t be one of many whose voice won’t be included!

V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

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Request your absentee ballot today

If you’re planning to vote absentee, the county clerk recommends you request your application by tomorrow, May 31. You can print an application at bernco.gov/clerk. You'll need to mail or hand-deliver the application within 48 hours of signing and dating it.

Or call the county clerk at 243-VOTE (8683) and provide the following info:

• Your name, as stated on your voter registration card

• Your full address where you’re registered to vote

• Your date of birth or voter registration number

• The address you want your ballot mailed to (if it’s different than the address where you’re registered to vote)

The deadline to turn in the completed application is Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. You can-hand deliver it to the Clerk’s Office (sixth floor of One Civic Plaza NW) on Election Day if you forget to mail it out.

Don’t know much about the candidates? Read our Primary Election Guide

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Vote now

Don’t know much about the candidates? Read our Primary Election Guide.

You can cast your ballot in the primary election (if you’re a registered Democrat or Republican) on Tuesday, June 5, or do it today.

Scope the list of early voting sites. They’re open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday, June 2.

Northeast:

* Caracol Plaza (125000 Montgomery NE, Suite B5)

* Conejos Office Park (6700 Jefferson NE, Building A)

* Daskalos Center (5339 Menaul NE)

* Montgomery Crossing (8510 Montgomery NE, Suite A3B)

* Paseo Crossing (8000 Paseo del Norte NE, Suite A2)

* University of New Mexico S.U.B. (Cochiti and Isleta rooms, second floor)

Northwest

* 98th and Central (120 98th Street NW, Suite A5)

* Clerk's Annex, west section (620 Lomas NW)

* Coors Plaza (3200 Coors NW, Suites A and G)

* Guadalupe Plaza (6125 Fourth Street NW, Suite 40)

* Sun Country Plaza (9421 Coors NW, Suites G and H)

Southeast

* Central and Juan Tabo (11816 Central SE, Suite C)

* Siesta Hills (5405 Gibson SE)

Southwest

* Goff Plaza (1720 Bridge SW, Suite G1)

* Rio Bravo Meal Site (3912 Isleta SW)

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 5. But early voting sites are already open!

Primary Election Guide 2012

Primary Election Guide

Your handy key to the June 5 ballot

Who are the politicians determining where your tax money is invested, whether you’re charged with a felony or if a megaplex shopping center gets built in that field down the way? Better read up. And when you're in the voting booth on June 5, go to alibi.com on your smartphone to refresh your memory.

Primary Election Guide 2012

Personalized Election Guide

Go to alibi.com/election2012 and enter your address to get a personalized election guide tailored to your voting precinct. Visit with your handheld electronic device and feast your eyes on our easy-to-scan Alibi.com mobile interface, perfect for your smartphone.

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Primary Election Guide 2012

United States Senator

Republican candidates

Salary: $174,000/year

Term: Six years

Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation

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Democrat candidates

Salary: $174,000/year

Term: Six years

Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation

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United States Representative

District 1, Democrat candidates

Salary: $174,000/year

Term: Two years

Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation

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Public Regulation Commission

District 1, Democrat candidates

Salary: $90,000/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Regulates utilities, telecommunications, transportation and insurance industries to ensure fair, reasonable rates

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District Attorney

District 2, Democrat candidates

Salary: $109,183/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Oversees the largest law firm in the state, with more than 300 employees and 100 attorneys. They prosecute more than 30,000 criminal cases each year.

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County Treasurer

Democrat candidates

Salary: $65,501/year

Term: Four years

Tasks: Central banker for the county, responsible for property tax collections and investments. More than $1 billion flows through the office annually.

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Vote on Tuesday, June 5!

If you're registered to vote, you can do it at any one of the 69 centers throughout the city. Pick the place that's easiest for you and show up between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. For updates and an interactive map, visit bernco.gov/clerk. You can also call the County Clerk's Office for additional information at 243-VOTE (8683).

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The Short Version

Alibi primary election endorsements

United States Senator

Democrat: Martin Heinrich

Republican: Heather Wilson

United States Representative (District 1)

Democrat: Michelle Lujan Grisham

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