New Mexico

21% of 18-29 year olds voted in New Mexico in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The deadline to register to vote is October 8, 2024 and can be completed online or by mailing a printed/requested application.

Check Registration Status

Check your New Mexico voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of New Mexico, be 18 years or older at the time of the next election, not be a convicted felon who has not completed the terms and conditions of a felony sentence, and not be denied the right to vote by a court of law due to reason of mental incapacity.

  • If you are 17, but you will be 18 by the General Election, you may participate in the Primary Election.
  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in New Mexico or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.


The deadline to register to vote in New Mexico for the General Election is October 8, 2024.


Voter Registration Process

There are two methods of voter registration in New Mexico: online or mail in a printable application or requested application.

  • If you are registering for the first time in New Mexico, and you submit the registration form by mail, then you must submit with the form a copy of a current and valid photo identification or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address.
  • Further voter registration information for New Mexico can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.

New Mexico offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2022 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered New Mexico voters are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to access New Mexico’s absentee voting application.

  • The deadline to apply is by 5pm on the Thursday prior to Election Day (October 31, 2024).
  • Your absentee ballot must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for New Mexico is listed here.

Early Voting

New Mexico offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins at your County Clerks office beginning 28 days before Election Day (October 8, 2024). Early voting at alternate sites begins on the third Saturday before the election (October 19, 2024) in many counties.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-7pm.

  • You do not need to present a form of ID at the polls unless you are a first-time New Mexico voter who registered by mail and did not include identification with your voter registration application form. Acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further New Mexico voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2023. 

Questions? Contact us here.