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ID Needed for Voting?

New Mexico

No ID is needed for voting UNLESS you registered to vote for the first time by mail and did not provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID along with a current utility bill or bank statement, you will need to show some form of ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • An original or copy of a current  and valid photo ID with or without an address (the address doesn't need to match the address on your registration)
  • Original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student ID card or other government document, including ID issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and address (the address doesn't need to match the address on your registration)
  • Verbal or written statement by you (the voter) with your name, year of birth and registered address

If you cannot provide any of the above forms of ID you may vote a provisional ballot.

Polling Place Hours

New Mexico

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Time Off To Vote

New Mexico

Employers must grant employees up to two hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open two consecutive hours before or three hours after regular working shift. The employer may designate the hours to be taken, but it may not include lunch or rest hours.

Polling Place Locator

New Mexico

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Voting Machines

New Mexico

The voting machine systems used in New Mexico are optical scan.

New Mexico uses paper ballots that are scanned on an electronic optical scanning system. All elections in the state use this system.

All ballots, including absentee ballots, are the same. All are scanned into the opitical scanning system.

 

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

New Mexico

You may request assistance in voting at the polls if you are blind, physically disabled, unable to read or write or a member of a language minority. Any person of your choice may assist you, except your employer, an agent of the employer, an officer or agent of your union, or a candidate whose name is on the ballot.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

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