New Mexico State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Albuquerque Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Oct 3, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Sep 5, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Sep 29, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Oct 3, 2017

Early Voting

Wed Sep 13, 2017 - Fri Sep 29, 2017
If necessary, a run-off election(s) will take place November 7, 2017.

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.

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

You are NOT eligible to vote in New Mexico if:

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

You may preregister to vote in New Mexico

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Voter Registration

To register to vote in New Mexico you should provide:

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

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:

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

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:

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

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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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Albuquerque Regular Municipal Election held on Tue Oct 3, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Sep 5, 2017 Received by Tue Sep 5, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Sep 29, 2017 Received by Fri Sep 29, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Oct 3, 2017 Received by Tue Oct 3, 2017
If necessary, a run-off election(s) will take place November 7, 2017.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Complete Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Complete Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Note: FPCA must be completed entirely in order to request ballot. A voter must fill out a waiver to a secret ballot before the voted ballot can be returned by fax or email. Original ballot must follow fax or e-mailed ballots via post with certification.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Note: FPCA must be completed entirely in order to request ballot. A voter must fill out a waiver to a secret ballot before the voted ballot can be returned by fax or email. Original ballot must follow fax or e-mailed ballots via post with certification.