Voter registration remains one of the most important forms of voter outreach for the Democratic Party. The party relies on votes from Santa Fe County to win congressional and statewide races, and getting new people registered and voting is a key part. In New Mexico, you must be qualified as a Voter Registration Agent (VRA) in order to register voters, and our first voter registration training of this year is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the Center for Progress and Justice (our HQ), 1420 Cerrillos Rd., in the auditorium. The trainings are done by staff from the County Clerk’s Elections Office. We thank County Clerk Katherine Clark and her staff for making themselves available during evening hours and at our facility.
If you haven’t been a VRA before, bring your NM ID (i.e. a drivers’ license). Your paperwork will need to be notarized; we will provide a notary. If you have been a VRA before, you can skip that step.
Participants MUST sign up in advance so that the clerk can confirm your own voter registration and whether you’ve been a VRA before. Please sign up HERE.
We anticipate doing these trainings once a month, depending on the response. If you can’t attend this session but are interested, you can note that on the form.
Upcoming Voter Registration Opportunities:
- Voter registration at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays starting May 13;
- Regular voter registration at the playing fields on the southside (on Caja del Rio Road). For that and other activities (particularly on the southside), please let us know if you speak some Spanish or are fluent;
- A major voter registration event at the Pride parade and Pride on the Plaza, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. We’ll likely also return for Pancakes on the Plaza on July 4;
- At least one Ward (4C) is planning door-to-door canvassing this spring (and being able to register people is useful when canvassing). Other wards will no doubt follow.
If you might want to participate in any of these voter registration activities, please let us know on this form. We’ll get back in touch with details and to confirm your participation and confirmation.