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New Mexico

Abbreviation: 
NM

New Mexico Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New Mexico, you must be:

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • Not a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and condition of sentencing
  • At least 17 years old. 17 year olds who will be 18 by the General Election may participate in the primary election. Voters must be at least 18 years old to participate in all other elections.

New Mexico ID Needed for Voter Registration

If the voter registration application is submitted by mail and it is the first time you have registered in your county or in the state of New Mexico, you must submit a copy of a current valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Submitting this identification information will allow you to avoid showing personal identification at your polling place on Election Day.

New Mexico Absentee Ballot Process

No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot from any county clerk's office. Any voter or organization may request the New Mexico absentee ballot application by mail, telephone, or in person. However, the information on the form may not be altered or re-arranged. You must complete the application on your own.

New Mexico Polling Place Locator

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.

New Mexico Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's resource or contact your county clerk's office for your county, city or state.

New Mexico Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Primary). The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for information about local elections.

New Mexico Vothing Machines

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

New Mexico Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is permitted and is eligible for verification if cast in correct jurisdiction. You will be issued a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the roster or you do not provide the required identification. You can check the status of your provisional ballot by contacting your county clerk's office.

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In order to be a poll worker in New Mexico:

  • You must be registered to vote in New Mexico
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation considered
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training
  • Messengers and translators may also be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

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