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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in New Mexico.
Voting my mail is a two step process in New Mexico.
Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is the Thursday before Election Day.
Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.
Remember to sign your return ballot.
After you complete your ballot, sign the form on the outside of the return envelope.
Make sure that you sign the envelope! Ballots will be tossed without a signature and your vote will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid.
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, drop box, early voting locations, or polling place.
A member of your immediate family, or a caregiver may return a ballot.
If you have an absentee ballot that you are not going to use, or you miss the deadline to return it, you may go to your polling place and vote in person. You will be asked to sign an affidavit to cancel the mailed ballot.
New Mexico does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.
Voters in New Mexico do NOT need to present ID to vote, except for some first-time voters who did not include required voter ID information such as the last four digits of their social security number or state ID/driver’s license number on their voter registration. If a voter did not submit this ID info with voter registration they will need to submit a copy of their ID if voting by mail, or will need to provide valid ID if voting at the polls. Valid forms of identification include;
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Primary Type (D): Closed
Primary Type (R): Closed
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in that party’s primary. Voters may register to vote and declare their party at the polls on Election Day. See New Mexico’s Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
In addition to the president, the New Mexico primary election includes the following races:
– U.S. senator
– U.S. representatives
– State elected officials
– State legislators
– Judicial races
Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register and cast your ballot on Election Day at your local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof or residence with you.
You can return your mail-in ballot to your early voting site.
You can vote early at your county clerk's office. Visit their website for more information.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In New Mexico, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can vote in the New Mexico primaries if you are 17 by the next election.