State of New Mexico Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Local Elections

New Mexico Regular Local Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Oct 5, 2021
  • Same Day Registration & Voting ends Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm MDT
  • Election Day Registration

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:00pm MDT
  • Online by Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:59pm MDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm MDT

Early Voting

Tue Oct 5, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021
Includes municipal generals for: Santa Fe, Bernalillo County, and Albuquerque Public School

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person in the county clerk's office during regular business hours starting 28 days prior to an election. Contact your clerk's office for hours of operation for absentee voting.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in New Mexico if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of New Mexico
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in New Mexico if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony

You may preregister to vote in New Mexico

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in New Mexico if:

  • You reside in New Mexico but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in New Mexico

Voter Registration

To register to vote in New Mexico you should provide:

  • Your New Mexico Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
  • Your Social Security Number

If you live at a non-traditional address, you must include a drawing or map of your location

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid Student ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address

You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in New Mexico, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • A Verbal or Written Statement with your Name, Address and Date of Birth
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Valid Tribal ID

You may carry the original or a copy of your ID.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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