Early &
Mail-in Voting
in New Mexico

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
Early Voting Begins
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

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

In-Person Early Voting

You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 10/10/2023 and ends on 11/06/2023

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.

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.

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

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.

Use The Right Form of ID

If voting by mail, you do not need to submit ID, but the signature on your ballot must match the signature on your voter registration form.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

Your postage is prepaid.

In Person

  • Local elections office
  • Drop box
  • Early voting locations
  • Polling place

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

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

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

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.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in New Mexico

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for New Mexico First Time Voter Info