New Mexico

State of New Mexico Elections and Voting

Election Day is November 8

  • October 11                  Deadline to complete voter registration online or by mail (same-day registration is available on Election Day and during Early Voting)
  • October 11                  First day of early in-person voting (at the county clerk’s office)
  • October 22                  Expanded early voting begins at alternate voting locations
  • November 3                Deadline to request an absentee ballot
  • November 5                Last day of early in-person voting
  • November 8                Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballots
  • November 8                Election Day


To register to vote in New Mexico, you 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
  • 18 years or older at the time of the next election
  • If a person has been convicted of a felony, they must have completed all of the terms and conditions of parole or supervised probation, or have had the conviction overturned on appeal


How to register to vote:

  • If you have a current or expired New Mexico state I.D. or driver’s license, you can register or update your registration online with our Online Voter Registration System
  • A voter can use the paper application found here: (English Español) and mail it to your to your County Clerk’s Office
  • A voter may request a copy of the paper application be mailed to them by contacting your County Clerk’s Office
  • You may also register with a Third-Party Registration Agent (voter registration drive)


Voter ID Requirements

You do not have to present identification to vote in a statewide election.

When registering for the first time in New Mexico, you must submit 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 the required 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.


Early In-Person Absentee Voting

Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person at their local County Clerk’s office or an early voting location prior to Election Day. No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.


Absentee Voting

No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot:

Absentee ballots can be returned by mail or hand delivered to the County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location.




Tribes in New Mexico

Federally recognized tribes

  • Jicarilla Apache Nation
  • Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation
  • Pueblo of Sandia
  • Pueblo of Santa Ana
  • Pueblo of Santa Clara
  • Pueblo of Taos
  • Pueblo of Tesuque
  • Pueblo of Zia
  • Pueblo of Acoma
  • Ramah Navajo Chapter of the Navajo Nation
  • Pueblo of Cochiti
  • Pueblo of Isleta
  • Pueblo of Jemez
  • Pueblo of Laguna
  • Pueblo of Nambe
  • Pueblo of Picuris
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque
  • Pueblo of San Felipe
  • Pueblo of San Ildefonso
  • Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation
  • Ohkay Owingeh

State recognized tribes

  • None

Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!

New Mexico Native Vote website

Major Party Contact Information

Marg Elliston, Chair

Tweety Suazo, Chair

Native American Democratic Caucus of New Mexico


Steve Pearce, Chairman

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