Voting in
New Mexico

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in New Mexico, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the New Mexico Election Website or call (505) 827-3600 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/6/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for New Mexico

Don’t miss your next election!

The voter registration deadline for New Mexico is Oct. 6th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by 5pm on Oct. 20th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID at your county clerk’s office until Oct. 31st.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in New Mexico:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. See New Mexico Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 17th-Oct. 31st

You can vote in person at your county clerk's office from Oct. 17th to Oct. 31st before the election. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 20th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7 pm on Election Day.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit separate requests to receive ballots for each election during the calendar year, no excuse required.

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Voter ID + Access for New Mexico

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.