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 18 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.

To determine if you qualify to have your voting rights restored following a felony conviction you can contact the NM Department of Corrections, Division of Parole and Porbation (505-827-8830) or a comparable agency in the state in which you were convicted.