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New Mexico

Summary
Deadlines
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Voter Friendliness

Voting Requirements
Good
Registration Difficulty
Needs Improvement
Voting Accessibility
Good

Upcoming Elections

  (1 of 1)  
General House of Representatives District 1 Election
Special Election
Jun 1, 2021
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Voting Qualifications

If a convicted felon, you can register to vote once you have completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction
Not be denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity
Resident of New Mexico

Deadlines

Early Voting

In Person  - 
Between 3 and 28 days before Election Day

Absentee Ballot

Mail  - 
Received by Election Day
Online  - 
Request 14 days before Election Day
Mail  - 
Request 14 days before Election Day
In Person  - 
Request 14 days before Election Day

Voter Registration

Online  - 
28 days before Election Day
Mail  - 
Postmarked 28 days before Election Day
In Person  - 
28 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

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


For state 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