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City of Albuquerque addresses voter intimidation, suppression

City of Albuquerque addresses voter intimidation, suppression

KOB Web Staff
Updated: October 17, 2020 01:39 PM
Created: October 16, 2020 03:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Mayor Tim Keller laid out his plan Friday to keep polling locations free of voter intimidation and suppression.

“Unfortunately, we have already seen issues arise across the country as we head into election season,” Keller said. “But we know Albuquerque is different, and we plan to work closely with our partners to ensure that this election is carried out in safe, equitable way for everyone, no matter how you cast your vote.”

Bernalillo County officials are making sure each polling location meets occupancy requirements under the state Public Health Order. The Albuquerque Police Department will be working with other law enforcement agencies to respond to calls for service, according to the city. 

City Clerk Ethan Watson also reminded people that deadly weapons, including guns, are not allowed at polling locations at schools or community centers. Voters are also not allowed to display campaign material, like candidate shirts or hats, at polling sites. 

Masks are strongly encouraged and will be available at all early voting and Election Day voting locations so no voter will be turned away.

To report suspected voter Intimidation or suppression, residents should call 866-OUR-VOTE.


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