Voting In New Mexico

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote and update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid New Mexico Driver's License or non-driver State ID Number and social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Twenty-eight (28) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

DEADLINE: Twenty-eight (28) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all New Mexico voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in New Mexico.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address that covered by the same polling place as their old address can vote at their old polling place after confirming your change of address. This is true regardless of how close to the election you moved.

Voters who move to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place associated with your new address. The provisional ballot will be counted if the county clerk can confirm that you are a qualified elector who is eligible to vote in the county and has not already voted in the election. You will need to provide a valid signature and sufficient information for the clerk to determine you are qualified.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county should complete a new registration form before the registration deadline or you may not be able to vote.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. First time registrants who registered by mail who did NOT provide ID at the time of registration will be required to present one (1) or two (2) forms of ID from the OFFICIAL LIST of acceptable ID.

Absentee Voting?

YES. New Mexico is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print one to be mailed in or request by mail or in person. Check with your County Clerk for details.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. New Mexico is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person. Check with your County Clerk for hours and locations.

In-Person Early Voting begins the third Saturday before Election Day and ends the Saturday before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in New Mexico should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in New Mexico.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in New Mexico.

Felony conviction?

Voting rights are automatically restored after a voter has completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, parole, or probation for the conviction. Voter may be asked to provide a certification or affidavit of completion from probation and parole to the County Clerk. If necessary, contact the Department of Corrections, Division of Parole and Probation (505) 827-8830 or a comparable agency in the state in which you were convicted. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE or check with your County Clerk for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.