Thursday, February 14, 2013

Albuquerque Mail In Election

We have received our mail in ballots to vote on whether Albuquerque should have run off elections.  We will vote yes.  When I was elected Mayor in 1997 it was the first time run off elections were not used because of a court case.  I received just 1/3 of the vote and it was a hindrance during my entire term because I could never really claim to have won a majority.

The downside to all of this is that it gives one more election for corporate right wing committees to attack democracy with huge amounts of money.   Governor Martinez's hack, Jay McClesky, will work around any law to get his folks elected, even if they don't know about it.  He will be working for the Mayor this year.

We got five ballots in the mail yesterday.  Bobbi and I got one as we should have.  Our son and daughter got one each as well as another person who stayed with us back during the Kerry presidential run.  We have notified the Secretary of State, the County Clerk, and City Clerk on numerous occasions that these people were no longer registered to vote in New Mexico.  My kids wrote letters too.  But they are still on the voter rolls.  How many more times do I need to do this?  Are the voter files unfixable?  I am beginning to think so.


2b said...

sounds like I could still vote there - and I haven't lived in NM for 40 years...

Anonymous said...

Similarly, I received ballots for the couple from whom I purchased my home in 2006, at which time they moved to another state. Obviously, they have not voted in New Mexico in the last two general elections. Why have they not been removed from the New Mexico voter rosters???