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New Mexico

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Voter Friendliness

Voting Requirements
Good
Registration Difficulty
Needs Improvement
Voting Accessibility
Good

Upcoming Elections

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Voting Qualifications

Not a convicted felon, unless you have completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction
Not declared legally mentally incompetent
Resident of New Mexico

Deadlines

Voter Registration

In Person  - 
Saturday before Election Day at your County Clerk's office, with valid photo ID and proof of residence (utility bill, bank statement, government check, etc.)
Mail  - 
Postmarked 28 days before Election Day
Online  - 
28 days before Election Day

Absentee Ballot

In Person  - 
Request 14 days before Election Day
Mail  - 
Request 14 days before Election Day
Online  - 
Request 14 days before Election Day
Mail  - 
Due by 7 pm on Election Day

Early Voting

In Person  - 
Between 3 and 18 days before Election Day

More Information

Party Affiliation

New Mexico has a closed primary, so only those registered in a major political party may participate in the primary election.

Absentee Voter Rules

Any registered New Mexico voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Voter Identification

Voters aren’t required to show ID for New Mexico state or federal elections, but some municipal jurisdictions require voter ID. These include the City of Albuquerque and the City of Rio Rancho.


For state/federal elections, if you’ve voted in New Mexico before or if you’re voting for the first time after registering in person or by mail with a copy of your ID, you don’t need to show ID to vote.


If you’re voting in New Mexico for the first time, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t include a copy of your ID when you registered, be sure to bring one of the following to vote in person early or on Election Day:

  • Photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Student ID card
  • ID issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo
  • Other government document that shows your name and current address