New Mexico Voting Information
Early Voting Absentee Ballot Voter Registration
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.
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
- Student ID card
- ID issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo
- Other government document that shows your name and current address