New Mexico

State of New Mexico Elections and Voting

Key Dates

Election day is Nov. 3

Voter Registration Deadlines:

In Person: Saturday before Election Day at the county clerk’s office. Saturday, October 30, 2020.
28 days before Election Day otherwise. Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
By Mail: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day. Tuesday, October 6, 2020. However, an application may be accepted through the Friday following the deadline if the application is postmarked before the deadline.
Online: 28 days before Election Day. Tuesday, October 6, 2020.


Election Day Registration:

N/A * NM begins same-day registration in 2021.


New Mexico Voter Registration Requirements:

  • 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
  • Not be currently incarcerated or serving parole or supervised probation for a felony conviction (or 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).


How to Register to Vote in New Mexico:

  1. Fill out National Voter Registration Form
  2. Sign and Date form. IMPORTANT.
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address provided.
  4. Make sure to be registered before the registration deadline.


New Mexico Absentee Ballots:

In Person: Received 14 days before Election Day. Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
By Mail: Received 14 days before Election Day. Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Online: Received 14 days before Election Day. Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
*Received by 7p.m. Election Day – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
*Any registered New Mexico voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.


New Mexico Early Voting Period:

Beings: 28 Days before Election Day. Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
Ends: 3 (Business) Days before Election Day. Friday, October 30, 2020.


New Mexico Election Day Voter Requirements:

  • New Mexico doesn’t require voter ID at the state level, but some municipal jurisdictions do require voter ID, including the City of Albuquerque and the City of Rio Rancho.
  • If you’re voting in New Mexico for the first time, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide ID when you registered, be sure to bring a copy of your photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you vote.

Tribes in New Mexico

Federally Recognized Tribes

  • Jicarilla Apache Nation
  • Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation
  • Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico and Utah)
  • Ohkay Owingeh (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan)
  • Pueblo of Acoma
  • Pueblo of Cochiti
  • Pueblo of Jemez
  • Pueblo of Isleta
  • Pueblo of Laguna
  • Pueblo of Nambe
  • Pueblo of Picuris
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque
  • Pueblo of San Felipe
  • Pueblo of San Ildefonso
  • Pueblo of Sandia
  • Pueblo of Santa Ana
  • Pueblo of Santa Clara
  • Kewa Pueblo
  • Pueblo of Taos
  • Pueblo of Tesuque
  • Pueblo of Zia
  • Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation (Colorado, New Mexico and Utah)
  • Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation

State Recognized Tribes

Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator

Ahtza Chavez, Executive Director

Native American Voter Alliance Education Project 

New Mexico Native Vote

Debra Doll

Aleta Suazo

Lisa Nelson

Chelsea Garnenez

Rosemary Reano

Robert Felson

Rebecca Touchin

Abel Orozco

Alanna Purdy

Joseph Kelly

Major Party Contact Information

Marg Elliston, Chair

Tweety Suazo, Chair

Native American Democratic Caucus of New Mexico


Steve Pearce, Chairman

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