New Mexico Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 9th (by mail)


Do First Time Voters Need ID?


Do All Voters Need ID?


Complete New Mexico Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? No
Student ID accepted? Yes


What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • An original or a copy of a current and valid photo ID with or without an address
  • An original current utility bill; a bank statement; a government check; a paycheck
  • >A student ID card
  • Other government document, including identification issued by a Native American nation or tribe, that shows your name and address

If you cannot show one of those forms of ID, you can also make a written or verbal statement of your name, date of birth and Social Security number, and you will be allowed to vote normally.

New Mexico Student Voter Info

Students who lived in New Mexico before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their New Mexico voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ New Mexico address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. If you spend most of your time at school in New Mexico, are involved in your school community, and intend to make it your primary residence, then you should be able to establish voting residency under New Mexico law.

New Mexico Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.