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?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

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 last four of social security 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 ID if voting by mail or at the polls The following are acceptable forms of ID:

  • An original or a copy of a current and valid photo ID (out of state ID is ok)
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document/check that includes the voter's name and address
  • Student ID with a photo

Voter ID Details

If this is your first time voting and you registered to vote by mail, you will need to provide identification. We recommend a photo ID with your current address or an official piece of mail with your current address.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You can vote using a provisional ballot.

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.)