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Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/4 8am: Around the country, voter participation is surging, and people are predicting the midterms in November will see a big turnout. Still, plenty of eligible people—even folks who are registered—don’t cast their ballots. Are you planning not to vote? Do you distrust politicians, government and the two-party political process? Are you tired of extreme rhetoric and ideological divisions? Do you dislike negative campaign ads? Are you frustrated with who’s on your ballot?

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The state supreme court will hear a lawsuit next week challenging the New Mexico Secretary of State’s decision to reinstate straight party voting on ballots this November.

Children's Advocacy Focus Of Voter Info Website

Sep 5, 2018
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Voters can now find New Mexico political candidates’ views on things like gun violence, education, public land use and climate change on a website put together by two children's advocacy organizations.

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Voters in Bernalillo County will see another bond question about a planned tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness on their ballots come November.

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Since a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead back in February, some of the students who survived have been rallying for other young people to get involved in politics.

Let's Talk New Mexico's Closed Primaries

May 29, 2018
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Let's Talk New Mexico 5/31 8a: New Mexico has a closed primary system, so if you aren’t registered with a major political party, you can’t vote in primary elections. That means about 24 percent of registered voters here are sitting out Tuesday’s primary. Is this a necessary part of the political process, having party members select their nominees? Or does a closed primary system exclude too many voters? We’d like to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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Women’s marches sprung up for a second year in villages, towns and cities around New Mexico this weekend with a call to vote in the coming elections and change the political climate. While the movement has been criticized nationally for a lack of diversity, Albuquerque’s rally was led by women of color. 

Early Voting for ABQ Runoff Election Underway

Nov 2, 2017
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Early voting for the runoff election for Albuquerque’s mayor and the District 5 City Council seat is open. Since no mayoral candidate took half the vote in October, Dan Lewis and Tim Keller are going head-to-head.

Survey: N.M. Voters Support Public Campaign Financing

Oct 17, 2017
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New Mexico voters overwhelmingly support public financing as a way to counter big money in elections, according to a new report by the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy.

Early Voter Turnout Up In Albuquerque

Oct 3, 2017
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It is Election Day in Albuquerque, and if the early voter numbers are any indication, the city will see a larger turnout than in previous years.

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Will voters in Albuquerque decide on Tuesday, Oct. 3, that businesses in the city have to provide paid sick leave to workers? Opponents say it will hurt small businesses, and advocates say it will lead to healthier communities. Another facet of the debate is emerging: the necessity of paid sick leave for people who’ve been assaulted.

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The question before Albuquerque voters on the ballot tomorrow: Should all employees be able to earn an hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work? Advocates who help people experiencing violence at home say it’s crucial.

Lawmakers Consider Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Jan 30, 2017
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The state Motor Vehicle Division would pull info on drivers and register them to vote—if they are eligible—according to a bill that is being considered by lawmakers in Santa Fe during this year’s legislative session.

Vote16USA

Oct 28, 2016
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This week, we sit down with Brandon Klugman from Generation Citizen, who will speak about the Vote16USA campaign, a nationwide effort to lower the voting age in local elections. Then, we chat with Antonio Granillo and Karen Campa from the Partnership for Community Action, about the local #Vote16ABQ campaign.

 

Tacos Y Democracia

Oct 21, 2016
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Sun. 10/23 7p: Join us as we continue the important discussion on upcoming elections and voting. first, we sit with activist and community organizer at OLÉ Andrea Serrano. Then, we bring you community voices from the recent Tacos, Cumbia y Democracia event. All share their thoughts on the importance of voting, and what impacts this election will have on New Mexico.

Your Vote Is Your Voice

Oct 14, 2016
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  Sun. 10/16 7p: Join Generation Justice as we continue the conversation on voting and the upcoming 2016 elections. We bring the voices of youth leaders Jakia Fuller and Marian Mendez to discuss their experience at the Millennial Votes Matter Convening 2016. And we also chat with Krista Kelley and Fred Sandoval about the Santa Fe County GO Bond, which has major implications for behavioral health in our state.

Deadline To Register To Vote In 2016 Is Tuesday

Oct 10, 2016
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The 2016 general election is just four weeks away and Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the last day to register to vote this year in New Mexico.

Voter Voices: Does New Mexico's Primary Matter?

Jun 7, 2016
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Voters are going to the polls today to vote in New Mexico’s primary election.

New Mexico June 7 Primary Election Info

Jun 6, 2016
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New Mexico's primary election day is this Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Are you ready? 

Low Turnout for Municipal Election

Oct 7, 2015
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Albuquerque voters went to the polls Tuesday to elect two city councilors for the Northeast Heights and Southeast Heights, and decide several bond issues to fund public transportation, the zoo and BioPark and and modernizing city water facilities.