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New Mexico voter registration guide

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New Mexico voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 6, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 6, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 31, 2020

Check your New Mexico voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your New Mexico registration using the New Mexico voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

New Mexico voter registration rules

To register in New Mexico you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole

Register to vote online in New Mexico

  • You must include your New Mexico driver's license number or New Mexico state ID number and the last 4 digits of your social security number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the New Mexico online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 6, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in New Mexico

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: New Mexico requires you to provide your full social security number. Your social security number and date of birth will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the public.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 6, 2020

Register to vote in person in New Mexico

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. New Mexico voters must provide their New Mexico driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. New Mexico voters must also show ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: * a New Mexico driver's license or ID issued through the DMV * any document that has the voter's address and photo * a current valid student photo ID from a post-secondary NM institution accompanied by a current student fee statement that contains the voter's address

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about New Mexico voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for New Mexico elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Bureau of Elections  
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300  
Santa Fe, NM 87503