2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Election Information

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque voters will head to the polls in October to decide on the next mayor but there is a lot on the agenda for each candidate before Election Day.

★ Voting Information

Voter Registration is conducted and maintained by the Bernalillo County Clerk (505) 243-VOTE (8683).

If you have moved, completed a legal name change, or changed your party affiliation, you need to update your voter registration with the County Clerk.

Ballot Information

Vote in the upcoming 2017 Municipal Election on October 3 to elect a new mayor, elect new councilors for odd-numbered districts (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) and vote on bond questions.

View a sample ballot for the district where you are registered to vote.

Not sure what district you live in? Click here to enter your information and see a personalized sample ballot.

View more information about the Bond Questions and Proposed Ordinance.

Voting Centers

City Voters may cast their ballots at any one of the twelve (12) early voting locations or at any one of the fifty-three (53) municipal Voting Centers on Election Day, October 3, 2017. Precincts are not assigned a specific polling location for Early Voting or on Election Day; for purposes of consolidating precincts, the City is consolidated into one precinct – CP1.

Voting locations on October 3rd:

  • 7 Bar Elementary School 4501 Seven Bar Loop NW 87114
  • 98th and Central (Bernalillo County Rental) 120 98th NW Suite A5 87121
  • Alamosa Community Center 6900 Gonzales SW 87121
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Museum 9201 Balloon Museum NE 87109
  • Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain NW 87104
  • Arroyo del Oso Elementary School 6504 Harper drive NE 87109
  • Bandelier Elementary School 3309 Pershing SE 87106
  • Barelas Senior Center 714 7th SW 87105
  • Bear Canyon Senior Center 4645 Pitt NE 87111
  • Canyon Club (Four Hills Country Club) 911 Four Hills SE 911 Four Hills SE
  • Caracol Plaza 12500 Montgomery NE 87111
  • Cesar Chavez Community Center 7505 Kathryn SE 87108
  • Chaparral Elementary School 6325 Milne NW 87120
  • Cherry Hills Library 6901 Barstow NE 87111
  • City of Albuquerque Records Center 604 Menaul NW 87107
  • Copper Pointe Church 10500 Copper NE 87123
  • Daskalos Plaza 5339 Menaul NE 87110
  • Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center 4900 Kachina NW 87120
  • Edward Gonzales Elementary School 554 90th SW 87121
  • Eisenhower Middle School 11001 Camero NE 87111
  • Grant Middle School 1111 Easterday NE 87112
  • Herman Sanchez Community Center 1830 William SE 87102
  • Highland Senior Center 131 Monroe NE 87108
  • Hoffmantown Church 8888 Harper NE 87111
  • Holiday Park Community Center 11710 Comanche NE 87111
  • Inez Elementary School 1700 Pennsylvania NE 87110
  • Jackson Middle School 10600 Indian School NE 87112
  • Jeanne Bellamah Community Center 11516 Summer NE 87112
  • Jefferson Middle School 712 Girard NE 87106
  • Ladera Golf Course 3401 Ladera NW 87120
  • Lomas Tramway Library 908 Eastridge NE 87123
  • Los Altos Plaza 4200 Wyoming NE 87111
  • Los Griegos Multi-Service Center 1231 Candelaria NW 87107
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School 6811 Taylor Ranch NW 87120
  • Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center 501 Elizabeth SE 87123
  • Mark Twain Elementary School 6316 Constitution NE 87110
  • Montezuma Elementary School 3100 Indian School NE 87106
  • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center 7521 Carmel NE 87113
  • North Valley Senior Center 3825 4th NW 87107
  • Onate Elementary School 12415 Brentwood Hills NE 87112
  • Painted Sky Elementary 8101 Gavin drive NW 87120
  • Pajarito Elementary School 2701 Don Felipe SW 87105
  • Paradise Hills United Methodist Church 4700 Paradise NW 87114
  • Palo Duro Senior Center 5221 Palo Duro NE 87110
  • Petroglyph Plaza 8201 Golf Course NW Suite D1 87120
  • S.R. Marmon Elementary School 6401 Iliff NW 87120
  • Sandia High School 7801 Candelaria NE 87110
  • University of New Mexico Sub 301 Cornell drive NE 87106
  • Ventana Ranch Elementary School 6801 Ventana Village NW 87114
  • Volcano Vista High School 8100 Rainbow NW 87114
  • West Mesa Community Center 5500 Glenrio NW 87105
  • Westgate Community Center 1400 Snow Vista SW 87121
  • Whittier Elementary School 1110 Quincy SE 87108

View Map of Locations Here»

Early voting is available Sept 13th through the 29th at the following locations:

  • 98th and Central (Bernalillo County Rental) 120 98th NW Suite A5.
  • City of Albuquerque Records Center 604 Menaul NW 87107
  • Office of the City Clerk 600 2nd NW 87102
  • Alamosa Community Center 6900 Gonzales SW 87121
  • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center 7521 Carmel NE 87113
  • Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center 4900 Kachina NW 87120
  • Petroglyph Plaza 8201 Golf Course NW Suite D1 87120
  • Cesar Chavez Community Center 7505 Kathryn SE 87108
  • Los Altos Plaza 4200 Wyoming NE 87111
  • Daskalos Plaza 5339 Menaul NE 87110
  • Caracol Plaza 12500 Montgomery NE 87111
  • Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center 501 Elizabeth SE 87123

A photo ID must be presented in order to vote in Albuquerque municipal elections. The following types of identification are accepted at the polling places:

  • 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

★ Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates

Ricardo Chaves 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Brian Colon 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Michelle Garcia Holmes 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Wayne Johnson 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Tim Keller 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Dan Lewis 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Gus Pedrotty 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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Susan Wheeler-Deichsel 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
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★ Timeline of events for Mayoral Candidates

Below is a timeline of significant dates leading up to and following Election Day.

  • January 1, 2017: Exploratory period begins.
  • January 2 through February 15, 2017: Candidates must submit Declaration of Intent to seek public financing.
  • February 16 through March 31, 2017: Qualifying period for Mayoral candidates. Candidates must collect 3,000 signatures from registered Albuquerque to qualify for candidacy.
  • April 1, 2017: Mayoral candidate deadline to submit their application for certification and final contributions and receipts to the City Clerk.
  • April 28, 2017: Deadline for candidates to submit signatures to City Clerk.
  • July 3, 2017: City clerk will mail requested applications for absentee ballots.
  • July 14, 2017: First campaign disclosure statement due to the City Clerk.
  • August 4, 2017: Candidates may begin displaying political signs.
  • August 8, 2017: Candidates must file their declaration of Candidacy with the City Clerk.
  • August 9, 2017: City Clerk will certify candidate declarations.
  • August 10, 2017: Candidates are required to appear at the City Clerk’s Office to determine if they were certified for candidacy.
  • August 11, 2017: Second campaign disclosure statement due.
  • August 15, 2017: Last day for certified candidates to withdraw candidacy.
  • August 16, 2017: City Clerk certifies write-in candidates.
  • August 29, 2016: Absentee Ballot issued to approved applicants. Last day for write-in candidates to withdraw.
  • September 5, 2017: Voter registration closes.
  • September 8, 2017: Third campaign disclosure statement due.
  • September 13 – September 29, 2017: Early Voting
  • October 3, 2017: Election Day. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • October 20, 2017:  Prevailing candidates must appear at City Clerk’s office. City Clerk will swear-in candidates but will take office after the public swearing-in ceremony in December.
  • December 1, 2017: Public swearing-in ceremony.

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