Voting in New Mexico

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Election Dates

Voter Election Date

The upcoming election is a presidential primary. Learn About Presidential Primaries

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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How to Vote in New Mexico

Learn about all the options to vote in New Mexico to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

New Mexico Board of Elections Phone Number: (505) 827-3600

New Mexico Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in New Mexico

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

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.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

How Vote By Mail Works 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 November 2nd.

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in-person to your local elections office or polling place by 7 p.m. on November 7th.
  • Or mail your ballot to your local elections office so that it is received by November 7th. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions or postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after November 7th - your ballot will not count.

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

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.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

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.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

A member of your immediate family, or a caregiver may return a ballot.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your 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.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your 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.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

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;

  • An original or a copy of a current and valid photo ID, from New Mexico or another state
  • 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

Voter ID in New Mexico

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Presidential Primaries

Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open

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.

Automatic Registration

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.

Election Day Registration

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.

Early Voting

Early Voting Dates

Dates and hours vary by county. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

You can vote early in New Mexico

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.