Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

Quick links

New Mexico Voter Information Portal

Register to vote

Update your voter registration information

Check your voter registration status/information

Request an absentee ballot

Search for nearest polling locations

View candidates for the 2020 General Election

Voter registration

In order to register and vote in New Mexico, an applicant must be:

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • An individual who has not been denied the right to vote by a court of law due to reason of mental incapacity
  • Not a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and conditions of sentencing
  • 18 years or older at the time of the next election

Tuesday, Oct. 6, is the last day to register to vote online or to postmark a voter registration form (English/Español) sent by mail. Voters can hand-deliver a form to their County Clerk's Office until Friday, Oct. 9, as long as it is dated before the deadline. Same-day, in-person registration also is available through Saturday, Oct. 31, for voters who cast ballots during the early voting period.

Absentee voting

No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot in New Mexico. Click here to request an absentee ballot through the New Mexico Secretary of State Voter Services website. County clerks will begin mailing absentee ballots to voters on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Absentee ballot requests through the Secretary of State’s website for the 2020 General Election will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Voters may cast an absentee ballot through the mail or drop it off at a local County Clerk's office or an early voting location. Voters should mail their completed ballot to their county clerk no later than Tuesday, Oct. 27, to ensure it arrives before 7 p.m. on election day. Or, voters can drop off their ballot at their county clerk's office or at any polling location in their county during early voting or by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Early voting

Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, Oct. 17, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 31. Check locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.

People can also cast ballots starting Tuesday, Oct. 6, through in-person absentee voting. Oct. 6 also is the last day to register to vote online or to postmark a registration form sent by mail. Voters can hand-deliver a form to their County Clerk's Office until Friday, Oct. 9, as long as it is dated before the deadline. Same-day, in-person registration also is available through Oct. 31 for voters who cast ballots during the early voting period.

Election Day voting

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

Find your nearest polling locations. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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