Democratic Party of Sandoval County
Get Ready for our Primary Process!
The 2016 Election Cycle starts now. It’s not just Iowa and New Hampshire which are holding primary elections. Here in New Mexico, we are starting our own lengthy process NOW. Our primary is on June 7, 2016, and we will help to put a cap on the primary campaigns.
NOW we are selecting delegates to our Pre-Primary Nominating Convention. It works this way: We have Ward meetings, a County Nominating Convention and then a State Nominating Convention.
We will be selecting ballot positions for the offices of President, Secretary of State, New Mexico state-level judges, and members of Congress at the State Nominating Convention on March 12, 2016. To be a delegate for that meeting, you need to be selected at your Ward meeting and approved at our County Convention on February 20, 2016. That County Convention meeting takes place at the Cafeteria of Bernalillo High School in Bernalillo. Sign-in starts at 9 AM, the meeting starts at 10 AM.
We have 5 Wards in Bernalillo County. Each Ward will have its own meeting, starting with the one on February 6 in Corrales.
To find out what Ward you are in, you need to know the precinct you are in Go to the web site for the NM Secretary of State, click on “look up voter information,” type in your name, county and birthdate. If they find you (it took me two tries), you will get a list of all the districts you are in, including your precinct number. Write it down! Then check out the list of Ward meetings and find the one with your precinct. Now you know your Ward. It is especially important for folks in Rio Rancho to do this as there are two wards in Rio Rancho.
This is the announcement of our Ward and County meetings:
In response to the Call from the Democratic Party of New Mexico and in accordance with DPNM State rules, a Call is hereby issued for the Pre-Primary Nominating Convention. Sandoval County will select 74 delegates at County Convention meeting listed below. State Central Committee Members are automatic delegates to the County and State Conventions and are not a part of the delegates listed below.
Ward A Meeting— Saturday, February 13, 2016. Bernalillo Town Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM. Registration is at 9:30 AM and attendees must arrive by 10:00 AM to participate. Ward A will elect 20 delegates.
The Precincts in Ward A are: 1, 2, 3, 4 in Bernalillo; 5 (Placitas), 6(Algodones), 7(Pena Blanca), 8 (Cochiti Pueblo), 9 (San Felipe Pueblo), 10 (Cochiti Lake), 14(Zia Pueblo), 19 (Santa Ana Pueblo) 20 (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 28 (La Madera), 29 (Sandia Pueblo), 55 and 56 (Placitas) 74 (Bernalillo and Rio Rancho) 76 (Placitas) 78 (La Cueva), and 79(Sierra Los Pinos)
Ward B Meeting— Saturday, February 6, 2016. Corrales Senior Center, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales. Registration is at 9:30 AM and attendees must arrive by 10:00 AM to participate. Ward B will elect 9 delegates.
The Precincts in Ward B are: 11, 12, 13, 53, 54, and 57 (Corrales), and 59 (Rio Rancho)
Ward C Meeting— Tuesday, February 9, 2016. El Bruno’s Restaurant North End of Cuba on Highway 550, Cuba, NM.
Registration is at 6:00 PM and attendees must arrive by 6:30 PM to participate. Ward C will elect 7 delegates.
Precincts in Ward C are: 15 (Jemez Pueblo), 16 (Ponderosa), 17(Canon/Jemez Valley), 18 (Jemez Springs), 21 and 22 (Cuba), 23 (La Jara) 24 (Counselors Chapter House) 25 (Torreon Chapter House), 26 (Ojo Encino Chapter House), 27 (San Ysidro) and 77 (Jemez Pueblo).
Ward D Meeting— Saturday, February 13, 2016. Rio Rancho Elementary School, 4601 Pepe Ortiz Road, Rio Rancho, NM. Registration is at 1:00 PM and attendees must arrive by 1:30 to participate. Ward D will elect 15 delegates.
Precincts in Ward D are: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 60, 61, 62, 72, 82, and 83.
Ward E Meeting— Saturday, Saturday February 13, 2016. UNM West, Room 1225. 2600 College Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, NM . Registration begins at 2:30 PM and attendees must arrive by3:00 PM to participate. Ward E will elect 23 delegates.
Precincts in Ward E are: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 58, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 80, 81, 84, 85, and 86.
COUNTY PRE-PRIMARY NOMINATING CONVENTION, Saturday February 20, 2016, Bernalillo High School Cafeteria, 148 Spartan Alley, Bernalillo, NM. Registration is from 9:00 -9:45; the meeting begins at 10:00 AM.
For further Information contact Chair Marg Elliston at 505-259-5860 and email@example.com.