The deadline to register vote in New Mexico is: Received 21 days before the election.
You are eligible to vote in New Mexico, if you are:
- 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 conditions of sentencing
- 18 years or older at the time of the next election
Register to vote now!
To check the status of your voter registration, click here.
When can I vote in New Mexico?
Early Voting InformationIn-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes
Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person in the county clerk's office during regular business hours starting 28 days prior to an election. To vote by mail, you must request an absentee ballot online or at any County Clerk's Office no later than 5:00pm on the Friday before the election. And the voted ballot must be returned by 7:00pm on Election Day.
You may also vote early in-person - beginning 28 days before an election and ending the Saturday before the election - at an alternative early voting location. Please contact your County Clerk Office to find out when and where to go.
Voting Hours on Election DayThe polls are open from:
7:00am to 7:00pm
Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.
What do you need to bring?
If you’ve voted in a federal election in New Mexico before, no ID is required.
If this is your first time voting in a federal election in New Mexico, and you mailed-in your voter registration form without including a copy of your ID or proof of residence, then you must provide identification at the polling place in order to vote. Acceptable forms of physical identification include the following:
- an original or copy of a current and valid photo identification with or without an address (the address of which is not required to match the voter's certificate of registration or a voter identification card)
- an original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo, that shows the name and address of the person (the address of which is not required to match the voter's certificate of registration).
Acceptable forms of verbal identification include:
- a verbal or written statement by the voter of the voter's name, year of birth, and registered address; provided, however, that the statement of the voter's name need not contain the voter's middle initial or suffix.
If a voter fails to provide the required voter identification, the voter shall be allowed to vote on a provisional ballot. A first time registrant who submitted a voter registration application by mail must provide physical identification - in the form of (1) a current and valid photo identification or (2) a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address.
For more information, contact your state election office.