City Council

Register to vote

In order to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Election Day and a resident of the state where you vote. Individuals who have been convicted of felony offenses lose their right to vote until after they have completed the terms and conditions imposed by the court. In New Mexico, registration is open until 28 days before an election.  

You can register to vote by going to your county clerk's office or other voter registration sites, or you can download the National Voter Registration Application through the New Mexico Secretary of State's website. To find your county clerk and other information, click here. To confirm your registration, find your precinct, district and other voting information, click here.


An absentee ballot is a way to vote if you are unable to get to your polling place on Election Day. You must request and file an absentee ballot application from your county clerk or city clerk (for municipal elections) by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election.

For more information about voting and to download a voter registration form or absentee ballot application, visit http://www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-VoterReg.html

Voter information

The City Clerk’s Office will staff 33 polling places across the city from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The city transportation division is offering free rides on Santa Fe Trails buses and the Santa Fe Ride service to help get voters to the polls.

Voters unsure of their precinct or where to go to vote may call the city clerk at 955-6326, 955-6519, 955-6520 or 955-6521.

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