In case you’ve been vacationing on Mars, the New Mexico Democratic Party Presidential Preference Caucus will be held TOMORROW, February 5th, 2008. This is your chance to VOTE FOR which presidential candidate New Mexicans will cast their vote for at the Democratic National Convention. The caucus is statewide, and although called a caucus it is just like a regular election in which you cast a secret ballot vote. The Republican Party of New Mexico provides no equivalent caucus.


Because the caucus is sponsored by the party and not the state there are some “quirks.” Only registered Democrats may vote in the Caucus. Polls will be open from 12pm-7 pm for voting. And most importantly, your polling place will likely be different than your normal location. There are a total of 184 caucus sites on February 5th. To find your caucus voting site, visit the New Mexico Democratic Party website. The County organizes the list and you will need to know your registered precinct. If you need to find out the voting precinct where you are registered, you can locate this on your voter card or you can call party headquarters at (505) 830-3650. Here is a list of FAQs regarding the caucus.


The Democratic Party will need many volunteers tomorrow to help with counting absentee ballots, receiving results from around the State, and answering phones. Both campaigns can use volunteers tomorrow in a myriad of roles. You can reach them here and here. Please volunteer a few hours of your time! Regardless of whom you support, this has been a historic and watershed moment for America. As a Democrat this has been an inspiring and exhilarating primary!

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Comment by Pat on February 4, 2008 at 11:36am
Bernalillo county residents can look-up their precinct number here:

http://www.bernco.gov/live/departments.asp?dept=2315&submenuid=4051
Comment by JFoote on February 4, 2008 at 12:54pm
Anyone have a web link to information on changing precincts in Bernalillo County? I've looked at the County Clerks site and there is nothing readily apparent on that site. Their search function is weak as well.
Comment by Sarah on February 4, 2008 at 3:35pm
Is it true you can only vote from 12-5? Are certain polling places closing before others? Anybody know what the deal is?
Comment by hbl on February 4, 2008 at 3:49pm
JFoote- you should be able to go to any polling site and ask for a "provisional ballot." I agree that the County Clerk's site is not user friendly.

Sarah- All polling locations are to be open from 12-7. I haven't heard any rumors of certain locations closing early. If you hear anything please post back here. Thanks.
Comment by Michelle Meaders on February 4, 2008 at 6:02pm
The county clerk's office probably removed their locator tool because it was telling people their usual polling places, instead of the correct one for tomorrow. The national League of Women Voters has a site where you can choose your state, enter your address, and get the correct polling place for tomorrow: http://www.vote411.org/pollingplacebystate.php
Comment by JFoote on February 4, 2008 at 7:49pm
Thanks everybody.
Comment by LP on February 4, 2008 at 9:02pm
I agree with Michelle in saying The League of Women Voters Site has the best locator. Use it, Democrats, and brave the snow to cast your ballot.
Comment by killbox on February 4, 2008 at 10:35pm
Check the hours too, I know a bunch of people who usually vote before work, and they were surprised to hear its only 12pm-7pm
Comment by JFoote on February 5, 2008 at 9:16am
yeah i was wondering about that
Comment by Adelita on February 5, 2008 at 9:30am
A discussion on the forum was started with valuable information:
http://dukecity.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=1233957%3ATopic%3A47907

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