Early voting begins for Albuquerque City Council runoff election

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Early voting has started for the Albuquerque City Council runoff election. Voters in Districts 7 and 9 are heading to the polls to settle who will represent them.

"Early voting starts today, Nov, 16 and ends on Dec. 4," said Linda Stover, Bernalillo County clerk.

District 7 covers Uptown and parts of the Northeast Heights. The District 7 candidates include:

  • Tammy Fiebelkorn: A small business owner, and environmental economist. Her priorities include transitioning to clean energy, providing COVID-relief to businesses and families and programs to address substance abuse and behavioral health.
  • Lori Robertson: A commercial real estate agent, and small business owner. She said public safety is the biggest issue facing Albuquerque right now.

District 9 covers the far Southeast Heights and Foothills. The District 9 candidates include:

  • Renee Grout: A small business owner. Her top priorities are crime and homelessness.
  • Rob Grilley: President of the Board of Common Bond New Mexico. His top priorities are crime, homelessness and economic development.

Early voting runs through Dec. 4. Election Day is set for Dec. 7.

"I urge all voters in districts seven and nine to vote. This is big deal. Your community is counting on you,” Stover said.

For a list of early voting locations, click here.