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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.

Bernalillo County COVID-19 Updates

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

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.

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

drug take back day, saturday, oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bernalillo County, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Army National Guard and other partnering agencies, invites the public for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Army National Guard Armory, 600 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque and at various locations around the state.
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.
Bernalillo County commissioners have approved the opening of the Bernalillo County CARES Rental and Utility Assistance grant for qualified county residents. The county has identified $1 million in emergency relief monies to assist residents who are experiencing hardships due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and who are delinquent in their rents or utility payments.
Coyotes have been coming closer to residences in Bernalillo County and going after household pets, but there are ways to deter coyotes from animals and property.
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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.
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BernCo Commissioners voted to accept a Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant to fund seven, full-time, firefighter positions beginning in January 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.
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Early voting at the Clerk’s Annex runs from Oct. 6-16, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you’re not registered to vote or need to update your registration, you may do so before voting. The Clerk’s Annex is located at 1500 Lomas NW (15th and Lomas Blvd.) in Albuquerque and will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 to Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Expanded early voting will follow Oct. 17-31, 2020 at 18 locations around Bernalillo County. An additional six same day registration sites will be open during expanded early voting. Details at BerncoVotes.org
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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  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Please see attached agenda.
    10/26/2020 10:00 AM

  • 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
    10/26/2020 10:00 AM - 10/26/2020 7:00 PM

  • October 27 is the recommended final day to mail an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election on November 3. After Oct. 27, voters are encouraged to hand deliver the completed absentee ballot (completed, inserted in envelope, signed and last 4 digits entered under privacy flap, envelope sealed) to an Early Voting or Election Day Voting Convenience Center. See BerncoVotes.org for locations.
    10/27/2020 12:00 AM

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