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Get Answers to Your 2020 Election Questions

Have questions about the upcoming general election? Get answers to your frequently-asked questions here.

Capital Improvement Program

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Learn more about the 2020-2026 Capital Improvement Plan and 2020 General Obligation bond questions that will be on the November 2020 ballot.

BernCo's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 Is Now Available

Bernalillo County's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 is now available. It’s the two-year plan that encapsulates what county departments are doing to support the strategic plan goals.

Bernalillo County COVID-19 Updates

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Information from Bernalillo County regarding its operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get The Latest Neighborhood News from BernCo At A Glance

Click here for all the latest neighborhood news from BernCo At A Glance, our weekly roundup of events and opportunities happening now in Bernalilo County.

County Spotlight

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The Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office is preparing to mail the 2020 property tax bills to property owners (land, house, mobile home, business equipment, and livestock) on Oct. 30, 2020. Payments are due Nov. 10. The final day to pay without any late fees or penalties is Dec. 10.
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Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Chief Greg Richardson presented a coronavirus (COVID-19) response update to the Board of County Commissioners during Tuesday night’s County Commission meeting. The presentation provides a thorough explanation of current COVID-19 cases involving correctional staff and inmates, and the chief’s presentation included the jail’s extensive efforts to successfully manage the COVID-19 outbreak at MDC.
Bernalillo County Housing Department is extending the deadline to apply for the Bernalillo County CARES Rental and Utility Assistance grant for qualified county residents. The new deadline to apply is Dec. 5.
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Bernalillo County commissioners, following a public hearing, amended the county tobacco ordinance, to require all purchasers of tobacco products, in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, to be 21 years of age. The unincorporated area is outside the City of Albuquerque limits.
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Bernalillo County and the University of New Mexico (UNM) have agreed to locate the new crisis triage center on the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) campus adjacent to the existing UNM Psychiatric Center creating a centralized continuity of healthcare services in the community.
“Eight days to go! Today starts the final week of early voting and same day registration for the 2020 general election,” says Clerk Linda Stover. “Tomorrow is the deadline to mail your absentee ballot. But don’t wait. Mail it today. Or better yet, drop it off in person at any voting convenience center or downtown at 5th and Marquette.”
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During inclement weather, BernCo road crews closely watch weather reports and stay on standby, poised for action. BernCo road crews are on-call during this winter storm. Residents can get the current conditions of county roads and snow removal efforts in the unincorporated areas of the county, outside of the city limits, during winter storms at www.bernco.gov/WinterRoads.
Bernalillo County is currently soliciting for a DWI Planning Council vacancy appointment for County Commission District 1.
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Starting Saturday, Oct. 17, and continuing through Oct. 31, 18 voting convenience centers will be open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters may cast a ballot in-person or hand deliver their completed absentee ballot. There is also same day registration at 7 of these locations.
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BernCo commissioners passed an amendment to the Bernalillo County procurement code that gives a 5% preference to businesses that have no pay gap between male and female employees.
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On Oct. 13 the BernCo Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $9.20 to $9.35 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is now using new fogger equipment to disinfect large areas of the jail to protect staff and inmates from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, the National Park Service, and The University of New Mexico have partnered to prepare a conceptual plan that outlines a vision for the development of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail within Bernalillo County. We are asking for your input to: - Identify sites located along the historic route that can be developed for the public to visit, experience, and learn about the National Historic Trail. - Identify preferred routes for a multi-modal trail following the historic alignment.
Bernalillo County’s popular Movies in the Parking Lot series is showing a special fall season of movies this October, with spooky movies at the Isleta Amphitheater, 5601 University Boulevard. Each film is held on Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m., and gates open at 5:30 p.m. first come, first served. Food trucks will be onsite and outside food and drink is permitted, but no alcohol, grills or discos are allowed.
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Bernalillo County's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 is now available. It’s the two-year plan that encapsulates what county departments are doing to support the strategic plan goals.
At the direction of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bernalillo County is instituting partial office work schedules while continuing tele-working for employees whose positions allow and encouraging a stay-at-home posture.

County Video

Bernalillo County Commission Chair Lonnie Talbert, Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover and Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Barth discuss the safety of the general election process at polling locations across the county. The event is emceed by County Manager Julie Morgas Baca.
On Sept. 16 earlier this year, District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty hosted a Town Hall on the status and progress of the Behavioral Health Initiative. You can view the town hall above.
Capital Improvement Projects are a vital part of building in our community and funds important projects including Public Safety, Storm Drainage, Roads, Libraries and Parks, Recreation and Open Space. This enhances the quality of life for all residents of Bernalillo County. There are 6 Bond questions on the General Election Ballot in November. You can find out more at www.bernco.gov/CIP
Bernalillo County presents Friday Night Frights at the Isleta Amphitheater Parking lot every Friday night in October. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies start at 7:30 p.m. Go to www.bernco.gov/mitp for the movie schedule!
2020 is the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Bernalillo County and Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, in partnership with the Town of Bernalillo Community Museum invite you to explore and learn about women’s suffrage and the upcoming general election through an outdoor exhibit and scavenger hunt. “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca stresses the importance of taking care of both your mental and physical health during this pandemic. Much of the focus at this point has been on our physical well being, but with all the compounded issues related to the coronavirus, not as much is being said about mental health awareness.
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  • Early Voting begins Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 and ends Saturday, October 31, 2020. Most locations open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Early Voting Convenience Centers
    10/31/2020 10:00 AM - 10/31/2020 7:00 PM

  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 3 p.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom .
    11/2/2020 3:00 PM

  • 72 Election Day Voting Convenience Centers in Bernalillo County will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters may vote in-person or drop off their completed absentee ballot (completed, inserted in envelope, signed, last 4 digits entered under the privacy flap, envelope sealed). View locations here: http://www.bernco.gov/clerk/election-day-voting-locations.aspx
    11/3/2020 7:00 AM

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