New Mexico

31% of 18-29 year olds voted in New Mexico in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 6, 2020 if you are registering online or by mail in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. You may also register in-person at your County Clerk’s office up until October 31, 2020.

Check Registration Status

Check your New Mexico voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

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.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in New Mexico for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 6, 2020 if you are registering online or by mail. If registering in person, you may do so at your County Clerk’s office until October 31, 2020.

 

Voter Registration Process

In New Mexico, you may register to vote online, by mailing in a printable application, by requesting a paper application be mailed to you, or you may register with a Third-Party Registration Agent.

  • 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 11/2/2020.

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New Mexico offers absentee by-mail and early in-person voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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 for an absentee ballot is October 20, 2020 by 5pm.
  • Your absentee ballot must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Further absentee voting information for New Mexico is listed here.

Early Voting

New Mexico offers early voting.

  • Early voting locations open beginning on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020. Check locations and hours of operation here or by contacting your County Clerk’s office.

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 11/2/2020.

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