Saturday, December 25, 2010

How to vote in the school board election

Go to the County Clerk's website,

Type in your name and birth date and click on submit.

You will find a list of all of the various political districts you live in; everything from County Commission to Soil and Water District.

Near the bottom; ALBUQUERQUE PUB SCH BD and the number of the district in which you are registered.

If you are registered in District 1, 2, or 4 you can vote.

Whether or not you can vote; you can participate in the election by attending forums and supporting the candidate of your choice regardless of the District.

Important dates, link, include;

Be Registered to Vote – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 4 is the deadline to register to vote in the school board election. Must file with the County Clerk’s Office.

Absentee Ballots – Voters may request absentee ballots from Monday, December 13, 2010 through Friday, January 28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Early Voting – 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011 and continuing on Tuesday to Saturday until January 22, 2011. For purposes of early voting, all Albuquerque Public School Board of Education District precincts are consolidated into three early voting locations as follows:

1. APS City Centre - 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
2. Clerk's Annex - 620 Lomas NW
3. Coors Plaza - 3200 Coors Blvd. NW, Suite A

Note; I have updated this post with more accurate information. The mistakes were mine.
I cited The County Clerks web page incorrectly, link. APS' web page is here, link.

Early voting ballots may be marked in person at the Early Voting Locations from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011, and continuing on Tuesday to Saturday until January 22, 2011.

Election Day – Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Know where you vote. Consolidated Polling Locations, link.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 – School Board Candidate Orientation, 6:00-7:00 p.m. DeLayo-Martin Conference Room Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13. 2011 - School Board Candidate APS-sponsored forum, 6:00-8:00 p.m. John Milne Community Board Room.


Michelle Meaders said...

Thanks for trying to help people vote in the APS/CNM election in Feb. However, the page you link to is for the default polling place for statewide elections. For info on this election, they should go to the special page for it on the County Clerk's website. There, the polling places for the consolidated precincts are listed several ways. Go to and click on "APS / CNM Election Information"
on the upper right of the page.
Scroll down to the "Voting on Election Day" heading for alpha and numberical lists of polling places.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that info. APS didn't exactly knock themselves out on their "world class website" to help voters out.

ched macquigg said...


Thank you so much for the heads up; I will repair it asap.


ched macquigg said...

the good link is

Anonymous said...

What will happen to you on January 13 as you make your way into the school board candiate forum inside the City Centre? Will esquivel order his guard dogs to "arrest" you? If so, on what grounds? Are you anticipating the "arrest?" Should I contact the media before January 13 so that the TV cameras can capture first hand esquivel's usurpation of power? If you are physically prevented from participating in the school board candiate forum, then will (can) you sue esquivel and APS?

ched macquigg said...

Nothing will happen.

I will walk in as though Esquivel and Tellez had never restrained my exercise of constitutionally protected human rights.

They will act as though nothing ever happened.

The legacy media will remain oblivious.

Anonymous said...

If they are going to "act" like nothing happened, can the audience ask pointed questions, such as 'Hey Ched, where have you been? We've missed you!"

ched macquigg said...

If this forum is like every forum so far, members of the audience are not allowed to ask questions directly.

If they are allowed to ask questions as all, they are then "filtered" by a third party, before they are asked.

I feel confident that I will be able to illuminate Mr Esquivel's several mis, non, and mal-feasances.

Just show up, bring a friend or two, and don't vote until after the forum.