Voter ID
in New Mexico

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?
No

ID required for first time voters?
No

ID required when voting absentee?
No

Acceptable ID Types for New Mexico

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

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You will be able to cast a normal ballot alongside all other voters.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)