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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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Some cities and towns will hold local elections in New Mexico on Nov. 2nd. Check with your local elections office to determine what elections are happening in your area. The mail-in and online voter registration deadline is Oct. 5th. In person voter registration is available through Election Day. 

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 5th-Oct. 30th

You can vote in person at your county clerk's office from Oct. 5th through Oct. 30th 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. 19th. 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.


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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info