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New Mexico voter registration guide

Last updated: July 10, 2020
  • You can register to vote in-person in New Mexico.
  • You can register to vote online in New Mexico.
  • You can register to vote by-mail in New Mexico.

If you are registering for the first time in New Mexico, and you submit the registration form by mail, then you must submit with the form a copy 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. If you do not submit one of these forms of identification with your mailed-in, first time registration, then you will be required to present one of the forms of identification when voting in person or absentee.

New Mexico voter registration deadlines

  • In-person: 3 days before Election Day
  • By-mail: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day

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 of age at the time of the next election
  • 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, have completed all the terms and conditions of sentencing, have been granted a pardon by the Governor, or have had your conviction overturned on appeal

Register to vote online in New Mexico

You can register to vote online if you have a New Mexico driver's license or state ID card. If not, you can still register to vote by mail or in person.

Register to vote in New Mexico

  1. Review the “Voter registration rules” section above and check that you're eligible.
  2. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  6. 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.
  7. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  8. Your voter registration form must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day

Double-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.

Need help registering to vote in New Mexico?

Your local election office is responsible for running elections in your area. You should contact your local election office if you have questions about registering to vote. Mail your voter registration form to your local election office for faster processing.

State election office

This is the state-wide agency that is ultimately responsible for New Mexico elections. You can mail your voter registration form to this address. For faster processing, mail your form to your local election office.

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