Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your New Mexico driver’s license or state ID card number, Social Security number, and birthday.

To register online, the address where you’re registering to vote needs to match the address on file with the state Motor Vehicle Division.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

voterview.state.nm.us

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a New Mexico address
  • Not be in jail or prison, or on probation or parole for a felony conviction
  • Not currently be declared mentally incapacitated

How to Vote

Vote early
October 11 – November 5

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open from 7 AM–7 PM on Election Day, Nov 6. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.


Who can vote early

Any voter registered in New Mexico can vote early in person.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
Oct 11–Nov 5

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open from 7 AM–7 PM on Election Day, Nov 6. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in New Mexico. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a New Mexico address
  • Not be in jail or prison, or on probation or parole for a felony
  • Not be currently declared mentally incapacitated by a court

ID requirements

Most voters aren’t required to show ID. Voters who registered in New Mexico for the first time, submitted their registration by mail, and didn’t include a copy of their ID when they registered need to enclose or bring a copy of one of the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Student ID card
  • ID issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo
  • Other government document that shows your name and current address

Frequently Asked Questions