Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Saturday: Weigh in on Conduct of November's Election at BernCo Clerk's Public Forum
In an ongoing effort to ensure fairness and accuracy in Bernalillo County’s election process, newly elected County Clerk Maggie Toulouse is inviting members of the public to comment on the 2008 General Election process.
A public forum will be held for Poll Workers; Political Party Challengers and Watchers; other stakeholders and members of the public who participated the 2008 General Election on Saturday, April 11, 2009 in the Bernalillo County Commission/City Council Chambers at One Civic Plaza NW (at the intersection of Marquette and 5th Street), Downtown, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Members of the public are also invited to share their concerns and suggestions in person or in writing.
“The public’s trust of the government and elections is at the foundation of our democratic system,” said County Clerk Toulouse in a written statement. “Because we cannot conduct elections without the participation of the public, it is important they have the opportunity to inform the process. We held the first public forum in 2007 and formulated some process changes based on information we received. Once again, I personally look forward to hearing the thoughts and suggestions of people who care enough about elections to give us their feedback on what we have done well in the past and how we can do a better job in the future.”
The Clerk will also be organizing meetings with representatives from Party Organizations, Candidate Committees and Voter Advocacy Organizations.
If you are unable to attend the forum, please send you comments in writing to the Clerk:
Election Process Review
Bernalillo County Clerk
One Civic Plaza NW, 6th floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Fax: (505) 768-4151.