The general election is Nov 3, 2020
new Mexico, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, new mexico!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM MDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Oct 6, 2020

Early Voting

Sat Oct 17, 2020
Sat Oct 31, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM MDT
Online by Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:59PM MDT

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

Am I eligible to register to vote?

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
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
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.

Can I vote if I have a record?

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.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

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.

Will I need ID?

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 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
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

The info on this page is for:

New Mexico Voter Info

If you want info for a different state or U.S. territory, go here