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Your Voice Your Vote – Speak Up!

The election is a few weeks away and this one is different than previous elections. Public safety concerns have prompted our state to administer this election differently by providing more options on how to vote: 

  • absentee ballot in the mail, 
  • absentee ballot dropped off at your polling location, 
  • early voting in person at your polling station, or 
  • voting in person on election day. 

These options give us a choice on how to vote. 

For the 29 years that I served on active duty in the Navy I had one option – vote absentee ballot by mail. I was never stationed near my home of record, so I voted by mail from my duty stations in other states and overseas. There are more people that routinely vote by mail than you may think. Our military servicemembers and their family members are probably the first that come to mind. But there are many other ex-patriots who serve, study, and live overseas and they all routinely vote by mail. The State Department estimates 9 million Americans live abroad and many of them vote because they know their vote is their voice. And their votes count in electing representatives and deciding referendums even though they live abroad. 

These options are new for many people so it’s important to have a plan on how you’re going to vote. Having a plan will make you more comfortable with voting in a different manner – if you choose to do so. 

There is another difference in this election.  I’m on the ballot!  So make sure your voting plan includes VOTING FOR ME!


Important Election Dates and Information
You had questions and we researched the answers! Even more information is available on the front page of Claudia's website at

Oct 6th
  • On-line Voter Registration/Updates/Confirmation ends. 
  • Absentee Ballots start being sent to voters if requested.

Oct 6 - 16  Early-Early Voting Opportunity
Oct 7th  In-Person Same Day Voter Registration Starts 
Oct 17 - Oct 31  Early Voting Locations and Times 
Oct 20 - Last day to request an Absentee Ballot
Nov 3  Election Day In-Person Voting Locations and Times
Absentee Ballots 
  • Request on-line (easiest and most convenient)
  • Request by mail
  • Request by phone at (505) 243-VOTE (8683)
  • Drop Boxes will be at all Early Voting locations in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance Counties.
  • Oct 20 is the last day to request your Absentee Ballot.
  • Must be in the US mail by Oct 27 to ensure delivery by Nov 3.

Returning your Absentee Ballot
  • Place your voted ballot in sealed inner envelope.
  • Place the sealed inner envelope into the outer envelope with all information required for acceptance. 
  • You must sign outer envelope.
  • You must give the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. 
  • You can choose to mail your ballot OR
  • Deliver it in person to a drop box at any Early Voting Site or any Election Day voting location.

Links to information about candidates, constitutional amendments, bond issues, and other voting questions.

"The collective power of the people is not only a material, emotional and economic resource, but a spiritual force as well." - The Hon. John Lewis 

Lit Drop and Lunch with Claudia was a HUGE success! Thank you to all our volunteers who came out to walk neighborhoods on both sides of the mountain. You reached 5,000 homes in one day! WOW! The Greenside Cafe made us fabulous boxed lunches to enjoy at home or outside in the fresh air while we physically distanced. We still have neighborhoods to walk so if you have an hour or two, we would
love to have you join our Lit Drop Team.
Sign up here!
Claudia's letter writing team proves the pen is mightier than the sword! Over 3,700 hand written letters will go out to
voters in District 19 this month.
Thank you to our STARS!
What a great job and we so appreciate your dedication.
The Evolution of a campaign through signs!

Be on the look out for Claudia's beautiful signs! When you see one of her big billboards or banners, take a selfie, send it to us, and we will post it on Claudia's social media. Unfortunately, sometimes our signs get damaged or stolen, but we all know that won't stop Claudia. If you could let us know when you see a torn or missing sign, we will work to get new ones up ASAP. Thank you for helping us spread
Claudia's message across every corner of this
district — we need as many voters as possible to 
know her name by the time early voting starts on Oct 17!
Claudia Risner's Endorsements...
so far!
We are in the home stretch but there is still a lot to do, such as
replacing banners and signs that have gone missing.
Would you like to help Claudia replace those banners and signs? Pitch in now, every dollar gets us closer to a win. We need Claudia's voice, civility, decency, and resolve to find solutions for us in the NM Senate. As always, thank you so much for your continued support.
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Paid for by Risner for a Stronger NM--Treasurer, Steve Estrada

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