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Friday, January 13, 2012

County Clerk Candidate Maggie Toulouse Kicks off Campaign and Highlights Campaign Issues

Maggie at podium2 011012The campaign kickoff and fundraiser for Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Democratic candidate for Bernalillo County Clerk went smoothly as expected. Over 150 attendees filed through the doors at Albuquerque’s Jazzbah downtown location on Monday evening.  Oliver was introduced to the crowd by longtime friend, Judy Espinosa, who pointed to Oliver’s training and background as critical requirements for anyone holding the position of County Clerk.

Oliver told the crowd that many have asked why she would run for the demanding and often exhausting job of County Clerk. Oliver says the job of County Clerk is too important to ignore and that voters should always be able to get what they need from their County government.

“It’s critically important that elections run smoothly and that the public can trust that elections are run fairly and openly. I’ve worked long and hard to guarantee the integrity of the process.” 

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Oliver gave two recent examples in New Mexico where elections were won by slim margins.  She pointed out said that some people in New Mexico are trying to tighten voter restrictions inn order to keep legitimate voters from voting.  The urban myth of voter fraud specifically is being used in New Mexico and elsewhere to restrict voting  unnecessarily. Tighter voting restrictions often lead to significant voter disenfranchisement which can swing or alter the outcome of elections.

In terms of her plans for 2012 Oliver said that her office will be engaged in a major outreach campaign to help voters with the voting process in 2012.

“Voting will be easy, accessible and transparent. It shouldn’t be hard to vote and voters’ rights should always be respected and honored.”

According to Oliver specific plans are underway to reach out to voters across the spectrum so that students, older voters, voters from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds and others have the information they need in order to engage in the voting process. The office of the County Clerk plans to assist voters to take advantage of the voting option of their choice whether it’s absentee, early voting or election day voting convenience centers.

For additional election information visit the County Clerk’s website at http://bernco.gov/clerk/ or call the office at 505.468.1290.

January 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM in 2012 Bernalillo County Clerk Race, Candidates & Races, Suzanne Prescott, Contributing Writer | Permalink | Comments (2)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

1/9: Re-Election Campaign Kickoff for Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver

You are invited to a Re-Election Campaign Kick-off for
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver

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Smooth, Transparent Elections
Effective and Responsive Leadership

 A County Clerk We Can Be Proud of

Hosted By: Renee Ward, Judith Espinosa, Nasha Torrez, Lawrence Rael, Fred Mondragon, Chris Cervini, Brian Morris, Justin Miller, Mo Chavez and Mark Saavedra

DATE: Monday, January 9, 2012
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Jazzbah - 119 Gold Avenue SW (Corner of Gold and Second)

Suggested Contribution: $50

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Paid for by Friends of Maggie Toulouse Oliver, PO Box 3071, Albuquerque, NM 87190

December 29, 2011 at 06:46 PM in 2012 Bernalillo County Clerk Race, Bernalillo County, Candidates & Races | Permalink | Comments (0)