Voting Convenience Centers

The Voting Convenience Center model, or "VCC" for short, is a concept   for administering Election Day voting that relies on open, non-precinct specific polling locations. Put simply, the VCC model takes the key attributes of early voting, greater convenience and choice, and extends them to Election Day voters. 

With VCCs, a voter can choose the time and place on Election Day that best fits into his/her busy daily schedule. Unlike the current single-precinct system where voters must find the one assigned location that is usually in the neighborhood where they registered to vote, VCCs offer at least 34 locations, some close to home and others close to work, school or other daily activities. With VCCs, there is no wrong place to vote on Election Day.


  Key objectives and benefits of Voting Convenience Centers:

  • Enhance overall voter experience ratings.


    Maintain or improve accessibility and convenience of Election Day voting


    The VCC model aims to balance elections resources as overall voting behavior continues to trend toward early and absentee voting. Recent election data indicates 60% - 70% of the electorate votes early or absentee in advance of Election Day. The VCC model "right-sizes" Election Day administration for the 30% - 40% of the electorate that chooses Election Day voting.


    The VCC model presents opportunities to improve the overall quality of election administration in San Juan County. 


    While VCC polling locations are fewer in number than the current model, it demonstrates that the open-precinct characteristic and the strategic placement of VCC locations maintains and, in most cases, improves voter accessibility and will increase voter satisfaction with the Election Day process.


    Recent surveys and polling done by UNM researchers indicate county voters have a favorable opinion of Voting Convenience Centers due to familiarity and success of the County’s early voting operation in previous elections.


For questions and/or comments regarding the Voting Convenience Center please contact the San Juan County Clerk's office by calling (505) 334-9471.








San Juan County has five Early Voting Sites for the Primary and General Elections throughout the county. Click on the location name for a map of the polling place and to get directions from were you are. Click on the green marker on the map for more information on that location or click on the photo for a larger image of the site.



Name Directions Photo
San Juan County Clerk's Office

100 S. Oliver Drive, Suite 200
Coming from Farmington - We are on the Southeast corner at the first stoplight as you enter Aztec, at the intersection of Oliver Drive and Aztec Blvd.

Coming from Bloomfield - Go North on 550 to the first stoplight in Aztec and turn left. This will bring you to a stoplight next to the A&W Resturant. Take a left onto Hwy 516. Turn left at Oliver Drive at the second stoplight. The Administration Building is on the Southeast corner of the intersection.
SJC Administration
Farmington Museum at Gateway Park

3041 E. Main St.
1/4 mile Northeast of the Browning Parkway and Main St. intersection on the South side of the highway. Farmington Museum
Bloomfield Cultural Center

333 S. 1st Street
2 blocks South of the intersection of Highway 544 and Highway 64 Bloomfield Cultural Center
Shiprock Fire Station

Behind Wells Fargo Bank in Shiprock Shiprock Fire Station
Newcomb Fire Station

Mile Marker #56.5 Highway 491 on the West side of the highway Newcomb Fire Station




  Municipal Elections are conducted by the City Clerk for the city   in which you live. Contact your respective City Clerk for more     information about municipal elections.

  City of Aztec
  Karla Sayler, City Clerk
  City of Aztec Municipal Complex
  201 W. Chaco
  Aztec, NM 87410
  (505) 334-7603

  City of Bloomfield
  Erikka Martinez, City Clerk
  915 N. First Street
  P.O. Box 1839

  Bloomfield , NM 87413
  (505) 632-6300

  City of Farmington
  Dianne Smylie, City Clerk
  800 Municipal Dr Farmington, NM 87401
  (505) 599-1106
  Town of Kirtland
  Gwen Warner, City Clerk
  P.O. Box 1887