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New Mexico

Abbreviation: 
NM

New Mexico Absentee Ballot Process

Can't make it to the polls? Request an absentee ballot through your county clerk or online. NO EXPLANATION NECESSARY!

Be sure to return your absentee ballot to the county clerk's office or to a polling location on or before Election Day. For other questions, check the Secretary of State Website.

New Mexico Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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

New Mexico Early Voting

You may vote early at your County Clerks office beginning 28 days before an election. Early voting at alternate sites begins on the third Saturday before the election in many counties. Call your county clerk for locations. Early voting ends the Saturday before the election.

New Mexico Vothing Machines

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.

 

New Mexico ID Needed for voting

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:

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 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.

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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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