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New Mexico

Abbreviation: 
NM

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.

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.

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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.

New Mexico Early Voting

You may vote early in-person, instead of voting by mail. You may go to your county clerk's office beginning the 28th day before the election and vote on either a paper ballot or electronic voting machine.

Early voting at alternate sites begins on the third Saturday before the election. Call your county clerk for locations.

Early voting ends the Saturday before the election.

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 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 Registration Deadline

Voter registration closes 28 days prior to an election. Hand-delivered voter registrations should be taken directly to the county clerk and may be delivered until the Friday after the close of registration.

You may now register to vote online! You will your social security number and driver's license number or state ID number in order to complete the form.

New Mexico Candidate and Ballot Information

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

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.

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