National Voter Registration Day-Help Register Voters in on Sept. 22


Clerk Urges Participation in National Voter Registration Day

Help Register Voters in Bernalillo County on Sept. 22

Bernalillo County – With National Voter Registration Day only 4 days away, Clerk Linda Stover is urging everyone to pay attention to this opportunity.

“Normally in a presidential election year many groups including the Clerk’s Office would participate in voter registrations drives, on campus, at community events and concerts,” says Clerk Linda Stover. “National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 22 is our best opportunity to try to make up some ground before the 2020 general election. Please share details of the opportunity with friends, family and community members. We want every eligible citizen to participate in our democracy and vote!

Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover is among the thousands of election officials across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. The nonpartisan day of action involves coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to register voters and raise awareness of state-specific registration policies, deadlines, and voting information. 

Voter Registration Agents and Bureau of Elections staff will register voters in-person and share information about working as election board members on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Citizens with a N.M. driver’s license or state ID can register to vote online at NMVote.org and in-person. Those without N.M. identification must register in person and bring proof that they reside in Bernalillo County. Options include a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows name and current address.

Bernalillo County’s National Voter Registration Day activities are being conducted in compliance with the N.M. Public Health Emergency Order to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Social distancing, hand hygiene and cleanliness protocols will be followed by staff and Voter Registration Agents and everyone will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

National Voter Registration Day is held on the fourth Tuesday of every September. Since 2012, nearly 3 million voters have registered on the holiday. The holiday has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). Visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org for more information.

Participants are encouraged to support this voter registration initiative by using the hashtags #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #VoteReady in social media posts. Contact the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office at 505-243-VOTE (8683) or by email clerk@bernco.gov. Follow the Clerk’s Office on Facebook and Twitter and visit BerncoVotes.org for trusted information on elections and voting in Bernalillo County.